“Buy Local, GROW LOCAL!”
Join us for our 3rd Alaska Farmers Market Conference
April 3-4, 2020 Virtually, from Anywhere with Internet!
Alaska is experiencing the most agricultural growth in the entire nation! Farmers’ markets are also enjoying a renaissance throughout the nation, and have begun to spring up all over Alaska. While our short growing season and cold climate offer 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 2019, there were more than 50 markets throughout the state! Markets and farming have become a thriving part of Alaska’s economy. Our conference theme, “Buy Local, Grow Local,” highlights how markets are a vital piece of local economies.
Join market organizers and supporters, farmers and vendors, from around the state for a weekend devoted to growing your farmers’ market! Share ideas, develop new skills and strengthen your support network.
Location: Virtual/Online Delivery- Instructions coming soon!
Format: Friday morning “Farmers Market Intensive,” followed by all-day sessions, Saturday – sessions and keynote
Partners: Alaska Farmers Market Association is housed at Cook Inletkeeper and supported by markets and organizations statewide, including Alaska Farmland Trust, Homer Soil & Water Conservation District, Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District, FRESH the Food Research, Enterprise, and Sustainability Hub, and the Alaska Division of Agriculture
Check out more details below:
- Registration is REQUIRED in order to access ZOOM
- Attendees’ Guide to Using ZOOM
- Presenters’ Guide to Using ZOOM
- Donations (While Registration is now FREE to anyone who’d like to participate, we’d appreciate your donation if you are able to – lots of time, energy, and costs have already gone into this event)
- Special Guests
- Final Schedule Out Now!