WSDA Handbook for Small and Direct Marketing Farms
The WSDA “Handbook for Small and Direct Marketing Farms” contains the information farmers and food businesses need about operating in Washington.
Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit
Updated in 2016, the “Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit” is designed to provide timely information, tips, and templates to…
Washington State Farmers Market Manual (2nd Edition)
The 2012 “Washington State Farmers Market Manual” has information about starting a farmers market, best practices, and market evaluation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
EBT Incentive Program Toolkit
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 »
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
Peach Coffee Cake Recipe
Adapted from Leanne Brown’s cookbook “Good and Cheap” for Farmers Market Week 2016, this recipe celebrates the natural sweetness of local peaches. Print the recipe card, or download the customizable Word document to add your own message or market information. PDF version: Peach Coffee Cake Recipe Card Word Document: Peach Coffee Cake Custom Recipe
Corn Soup Recipe
Adapted from Leanne Brown’s cookbook “Good and Cheap” for Farmers Market Week 2016, this recipe highlights the fresh corn available in late summer and early fall. Delicious any time, this recipe could be a great one to feature as a cooking demonstration on a cool day. Print the recipe card, or download the customizable Word... Read more »