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Alaska Market Beet:

News for and by Alaska's Farmers Market Community!
Join us this Thursday, February 17th, from 8:30-11 AM for our FREE Alaska State Day at the WSFMA Multi-State Farmers Market Boot Camp.
Support AFMA - Donate or become a member!
Day 3 - Alaska State Day, Feb. 17th
 The third day of the Multi-State Farmers Market Manager Boot Camp will be a new, “state-specific” day to introduce the agencies, partners, food access programs. This day is FREE to attend - SAVE THE ZOOM LINK- come one, come all!  We will be recording the state day and will share it out to all of our Summit attendees, so if you can't make it on the day of, you can catch the information at a later date.
Website Directory Updates
 That's right - the market season is right around the corner! We're gearing up for a great 2022 season and have some exciting updates to share. Through a USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program grant, our website is getting a facelift, including our market directory! Our system for collecting your information will be the same as previous years, but we are expanding to include CSAs, Farm Stands, and Food Hubs! This year there are two, separate surveys for data collection: one for markets and food hubs, and one for CSA's and farm stands.

Please fill out the survey that is appropriate to your business or operation no later than April 1st. We are working with Edible Alaska on a new market listings insert for their summer issue, so the earlier we receive your information, the better. 
Farmers Market & Food Hub Survey
CSA & Farm Stand Survey
Register for FREE here!
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AFMA is a proud sponsor of the 6th annual Alaska Food Festival and Conference, put on by the Alaska Food Policy Council, Intertribal Agriculture Council, and the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Dietetics and Nutrition Program. As sponsors, we are offering scholarships to farmers market managers, vendors, farmers, value-added producers, Indigenous participants, rural residents, and others who identify as low income or a person of color, to help offset costs of attending the Virtual 2022 Alaska Food Festival & Conference, March 17-19, 2022. The scholarship will cover the full registration fee. If interested, complete the scholarship application form by March 1st!
Scholarship Application Form
Hoping to attend the conference but don't need a scholarship? Find more information including keynote speakers and sponsors, plus the general registration portal here:
2022 Food Festival & Conference
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