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Alaska Market Beet:

News for and by Alaska's Farmers Market Community!
Market Season is here!

Here we go again - the veggies are growing and markets are around the state are opening or planning to shortly.

Got a new vendor or fund new products? A cool event or promotion? We're on the lookout for fun market stories, so send them our way!

We have a couple of events coming up, as well as some awesome funding opportunities. See details below.

We've also released our 2021 AFMA Directory! If you missed the opportunity to update or list your market, it's not too late- Meghan will help yah out!
Support AFMA - Donate or become a member!
USDA Invests $92.2 Million in Grants for Local, Regional Food Producers Affected by the Pandemic

From our friends at the Farmers Market Coalition:

"It’s FMLFPP season once again! This year the timeframe for applying has been shortened to 45 days with applications being accepted now through June 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT and as always, must be submitted electronically via In response to the COVID-19 crisis, there have been a number of changes built into the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) Requests for Application (RFA), particularly with regard to available funding and subsequent match requirements. Click on the logo below to learn more!

2021 Alaska Farmers Market Directory

Welcome back to Meghan’s Corner, and happy 2021 market season!

Many markets have hit the ground running already, and others will be opening in the coming weeks. We know this is a busy time of year for everyone and want to remind you that we’re here to support you! If you need resources or want to make changes to your directory listing, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

2021 AFMA Market Survey

If you haven’t had a chance to complete your 2021 Market Listing Update Survey, it’s okay! Don’t fret–you can still complete the survey and we will add you to our online market directory. Our goal is to have a space where customers can find the most up to date information on your market and have a great experience shopping with you, so we will continue to update the website as new information comes in. If you’ve completed your survey but need to make a change, email me at

We wish you the best of luck and success during this 2021 season!

Thursday, May 20th:
How to run safer events, with Dr. Joe McLoughlin, Head State Epidemiologist

May 26, 12-1pm
Measure What Matters: Farmers Markets through the lens of the global Sustainable Development Goals

May 26th from 12-1 PM. Presenter Joel Cladouhos will provide an overview of the SDG framework followed by an interactive discussion focused on these questions: How are the SDGs aligned with farmers’ markets in Alaska? What are the most relevant targets to be achieved and how are they measured? How can these goals, targets, and Indicators be improved? What are the opportunities and ways in which your business, non-profit or research project can leverage the SDGs? Details here.
View the session recordings here

May 17 - 20
Happening now!

Free Registration

Good news, if you missed the opportunity to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), there is now a chance to apply to CFAP 2.0. 

The CFAP 2.0 application period RE-OPENED on April 5, 2021. If you haven’t yet filled out a CFAP 2.0 application, then let’s get you applied ASAP. Also, if your original application had mistakes, you can request a modification to your application!

Apply online at

FSA FAQ Website on CFAP 2.0

If you are a tribal member and would like free technical assistance, reach out to IAC Alaska Region Technical Assistance Specialist:
Tikaan Galbreath at

Open now, First come first serve!!
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