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Greetings Alaska's Farmers Market Community!


Wow! So much goodness is coming up...

 
SAVE THE DATE:
APRIL 9th - AFMA's next one-day Market Summit! More details to follow...
  • Webinars, Conferences, and Events Galore! Kicking off next week with a film screening and panel of EATING ALASKA.  All the details are below
     
  • Alaska Division of Ag: Food Security Micro Grants (pre-application is due February 15th!)
     
  • Market Survey: for updated market listings + letting us know what you want to see in our Alaska Farmers Market Toolkit, a 2020-22 Alaska Specialty Crop Block Grant project
ADVOCACY UPDATE:

Recently our AFMA board sent a letter to AVAAC and Dr. Anne Zink on behalf of all market vendors, managers, and volunteers to Ensure Alaska’s Farmers’ Markets Industry is Included in Phase 1B Tier 4 of Vaccination Plan.
Face Mask Requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Meghan's Corner

Hello market managers! 

2020 brought a slew of new challenges to your plates and you adapted quickly and effectively. In 2021, we wish you the best of luck as you plan for the season ahead. Thank you for bringing fresh, healthy, local food to our communities even during a worldwide pandemic. 

To help customers find your market, we are updating our Alaska Farmers Market Directory on alaskafarmersmarkets.org. Your listing will include location, date range you will be operating, hours of operation, the forms of payment you accept, and any other information that customers may need to have a successful market experience! PLEASE keep an eye out for our survey very soon!
Join the film screening

Pre-applications are due February 15th!

Find out more details:
http://dnr.alaska.gov/ag/ag_grants.htm
Alaska Food Code allows the sale of non-potentially hazardous foods sold directly to the consumer without a permit as long as certain conditions are met.

Presenters from the Alaska DEC and MUNI of Anchorage Food Safety and Sanitation programs will provide an overview of cottage food regulations and requirements and answer questions.
Join the webinar here! (FREE!)
Register here! (FREE!)
MarketLink and the Alaska Farmers Market Association offered a FREE webinar on December 15, 2020, about the MarketLink Free EBT/SNAP Equipment Program for farmers markets and direct-marketing farmers.

Need more info: Contact:
Lauren Schaumburg
lauren.schaumburg@marketlink.org
View the Webinar Recording Here!
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Alaska Farmers Market Association is a Local Foods Program
of parent organization COOK INLETKEEPER.

Our mailing address is:
3734 Ben Walters Ln, Homer, AK 99603

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