Welcome to the Alaska Farmers Market Association

Mission Statement: To support and promote vibrant and sustainable farmers markets throughout Alaska.   Benefits of farmers markets Farmers markets have experienced a renaissance throughout the nation, and have begun to spring up all over Alaska. While our short growing season and cold climate offers many challenges to our farmers, farmers’ markets are thriving across Alaska. In 2005 the Division of Agriculture listed 13 markets throughout the State. In 2014 that number grew to 37, and in 2017, there were 41 with more in planning stages. Farmers markets are good for farmers and good for the communities they serve. For farmers, farmers markets provide a place where farmers can reconnect with consumers and capture retail dollars for their fresh, high-quality products. For communities, farmers markets are family-friendly, community-building events that bring neighbors together, attract retail activity to surrounding businesses, create forums for civic education and involvement and provide direct access to Alaska’s agricultural bounty. Why is it important to support our local farmers markets? You create a sense of community through buying locally and cooking Read More »