Browse the WSFMA Resource Center to find featured Washington State resources on market management, Farmers Market Week, market promotions, research, and more. We also recommend the Farmers Market Coalition’s Resource Library. If you can’t find the farmers market information you need, please email us at info@wafarmersmarkets.org.

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2017 Conference Materials

See below for downloadable versions of the 2017 Conference presentations and materials: Farmer Workshops Destination Agriculture – Bringing Shoppers onto the Farm Farm Tours and Food Loops – Finnriver Ferry Rack Card Farm Tours and Food Loops – Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop Map Farm Tours and Food Loops – Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop Ad Farm Tours... Read more »

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SNAP EBT Equipment Program for Washington Farmers and Direct Marketing Farmers

The Washington State Department of Health and Social Services provides free SNAP EBT POS machines for FNS certified Farmers Markets and Direct Marketing Farmers. The program covers the equipment cost, the transaction fees, and annual service charges. See the handout for more information.

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Peer-to-Peer Promotion of Farmers Markets for Low-Income Shoppers Programs: A Review of Current Programming Nationwide

Peer-to-peer programs can be a great way to reach new shoppers and raise awareness about farmers market food access programs. This report from University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition provides an overview of existing programs nationwide. The accompanying spreadsheet provides quick facts and contact information for each program.

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2016 FM Week Social Media Ideas

Farmers Market Week is a great excuse to connect daily with all of your followers on social media. To get you started, here’s a week’s-worth of posts. Use them as-is, or edit them to reflect the unique character of your market! Sunday, August 8 FB/Instagram Photo Idea: Customer and vendor together National Farmers Market Week celebrates all... Read more »

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Cooking Demonstration Planning Guide

Cooking demonstrations are a great way to add excitement to your market, highlight seasonal produce and inspire shoppers to try something new. Successful cooking demonstrations can engage customers and increase sales, but they require careful planning, dedicated staff (or volunteer) time and a modest amount of space and equipment. Here are some tips to help... Read more »

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EBT Incentive Program Toolkit

This toolkit is intended for farmers market managers, staff, board members, volunteers, advocates, or anyone else who may have an interest in bringing an EBT incentive program to their local farmers market.

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Farmers Market Week 2016: WSFMA & Partner Resources for Markets

Once again farmers markets across the country will join together to celebrate the benefits  and opportunities that markets bring to farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, customers and communities  during Farmers Market Week, August 7 – 13, 2016. To help you promote this special occasion, the WSFMA is excited to introduce some new resources developed just for our members,... Read more »

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USDA Farmers Market Week Graphics

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)  has created a series of graphics to help farmers market managers promote their celebrations and build recognition of National Farmers Market Week. Templates are available to make posters, emails, buttons, and much more. Download a JPG of the Farmers Market Week logo below, or visit their website for the complete collection of... Read more »

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Cooking Demonstration Guide

Cooking demos are a great way to showcase seasonal produce and engage customers in a new way. But doing them well takes good planning. This helpful guide will take you through the process one step at a time. Download the PDF: Cooking Demonstration Guide

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Blueberry Cucumber Summer Salad

Sweet blueberries pair with crisp cucumber and tangy vinegar for a simple but refreshing summer salad. Print the recipe card, or download the customizable Word document to add your own message or market information. PDF version: Blueberry Cucumber Salad Recipe Word Document: Blueberry Cucumber Salad Custom Recipe

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