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Alaska Market Beet:

News for and by Alaska's Farmers Market Community!
Support AFMA - Donate or become a member!
Farms may be covered in snow, but the 2022 market season planning is heating up!
Market Managers! Help us measure markets - submit your annual data here
LAST CALL!!!

Whether you collected data for the Alaska Farmers Market Association in the past, or are willing to for the first time this year, and we're hoping you'll share your market information with us- it's important for measuring growth and impact. And helping to secure funding to support markets statewide.

We will keep your data confidential! No market data will be connected with specific markets. If you don't have information on a question, just skip it.

Please complete by the of January 2022 - thank you so much.


It's been a busy year and we can't wait to see what 2022 holds! Thank you for all your support.
Snow is falling across the states and markets are slumbering until 2022, but there's so much to look forward to! To help you combat those winter blues, save the dates:

 
April, 8th 2022:
Alaska Farmers Market Association Summit 


Join us for our one-day summit and annual meeting from 8 AM to 5 PM. Registration is FREE - but required. Check the website soon - more details on speakers and workshops to come!
Register free today!
February 3rd & 10th,  2022-Collaborative Multi-State Farmers Market Manager Bootcamp

Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Utah, Idaho, and Alaska will come together for three days of training. The first two days will be 2.5 hours each and intensive, going over the ins and outs of running a market. Day three will be state-specific. Come to meet all the key players in Alaska's food system. 

Our Alaska State Day will be on April 8th - at the time of our Summit!

Register starting DECEMBER 29th:
The registration is $75, of which AFMA will cover $50 - your cost is only $25/ per person.

Use the discount code "AK@BC2022


Just hired? Just elected? Join us for the 2022 Farmers Market “Boot Camp.” Designed to move fast and cover the basics of running a farmers markets, you will get practical, grounded, and timely tools needed for opening day and beyond. Board members get a look behind the info booth to see what goes into market operations, as well as their role in sustaining a strong market organization and building a great team. Days 1 and 2 provide general farmers markets context, tools, and training.

Day 3 (AFMA Summit, April 8th)
 will be a new, “state-specific” day to introduce the agencies, partners, food access programs.
Register for FM Management Boot Camp
March 17-19th:
Alaska Food Festival and Conference


The Alaska Food Policy Council, Intertribal Agriculture Council, and University of Alaska Anchorage Dietetics and Nutrition Programs are partnering for the 6th semi-annual Alaska Food Festival and Conference. Keynote speakers Janie Simms Hipp (USDA), Eva Dawn Burke (UAF College of Rural and Community Development & The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy), and Helga Garcia-Garza (ED of Agricultura Network) will lead an incredible array of speakers and sessions over this three-day conference. 

The Alaska Farmers Market Association is a proud sponsor of this event and AFMA will be offering scholarships to Alaska Farmers Market vendors, farmers, and operators. Stay tuned for details...
Registration, Session Submission Form, Food Hero Nominations, and more!
What visions do you have for Alaska’s economic future?
Come share your ideas and hear from a visionary panel about concrete and innovative examples of how Alaskans are building resilient, equitable, and sustainable economic initiatives across our state. You're invited to join us to learn more about upcoming action opportunities and ways to get involved with a collaborative economic vision coalition, currently hosted by the Alaska Climate Alliance's Regenerative Economies Working Group. 

Register here!
Check out our AFMA merch store!
Featuring artwork from our Alaska Farmers Markets Toolkit (coming in spring of 2022!).
Click here for the AFMA Store
PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR MARKETS' FARMERS!

New to agriculture or NASS surveys? Check your mailboxes beginning Dec. 13 for the @usda_nass National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS). Responding online is quick and secure. Learn more about the survey, including FAQs: www.nass.usda.gov/go/nacs #AgCensus
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3734 Ben Walters Ln, Homer, AK 99603

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