May 18th & June 15th: Upcoming workshops opportunity!

The Anchorage Community Land Trust and the Alaska Farmers Market Association are offering a FREE workshop series for emerging food businesses. See the flier below for more information, and join us on two Wednedays, May 18th and June 15th, from 6-8 PM. Check below for the recording of our first workshop

Measure What Matters: Farmers Markets through the lens of the global Sustainable Development Goals

May 26th from 12-1 PM. Presenter Joel Cladouhos will provide an overview of the SDG framework followed by an interactive discussion focused on these questions: How are the SDGs aligned with farmers’ markets in Alaska? What are the most relevant targets to be achieved and how are they measured? How can these goals, targets, and Indicators be improved? What are the opportunities and ways in which your business, non-profit or research project can leverage the SDGs? Join us via ZOOM– Meeting ID: 894 9805 0425 PASSCODE: 4777213. Or join by phone: (253)215-8782

2021 AFMA Farmers Market Community Chats

Gather with us every Thursday in May to chat about all things farmers markets! Bring questions, topic suggestions, or just your smiling faces from 2-3 o'clock. Join us on Zoom:

We recently spoke with Karol Fink from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, head state epidemiologist, Dr. Joe McLaughlin, and chief medical officer for the state of Alaska, Dr. Anne Zink, about running safe events. We spoke about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, loosening restrictions, and how to navigate continuing to keep people safe while also gather together this summer. View the recording below!

Farmers Market COVID19 Guidance & Food Safety Training

Cosponsors: Alaska Farmers Market Association, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation - Food Safety & Sanitation Program, Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, & the Alaska Food Policy Council

Federal CARES Act and Implications for AK Agriculture (4/20/20)

Lara McGinnis has spent the last 20 years working in the non-profit world. She graduated in 2014 Magna Cum Laude from APU with a degree in business. Many of you know her from her time as the Kenai Peninsula Fair Manager - she is currently a consultant working for for-profits and non-profits alike. She has focused almost every waking hour on understanding the CARES Act since it was first mentioned and is happy to share that knowledge with you via this webinar and Q and A after. Co-hosted by: Alaska Farmers Market Association Tanana Valley Farmer's Market Alaska Farm Bureau Homer Soil & Water Conservation District Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center Cook Inletkeeper Alaska Food Policy Council Alaska Farmland Trust Homer Farmers Market Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District

Thursdays, 3 PM – 5 PM, April -June 30, 2020

Join us for our AFMA Farmers Market Chat! Topic TBD, but it will be interesting, interactive, and make you feel just a tad better about your day!

Hosted by AFMA, Homer Soil & Water Conservation District & Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center