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  • Land Access Field Notes: Goosefoot Farm

    Land Access Field Notes: Goosefoot Farm

    Goosefoot Farm, located in Fairbanks, is a shining example of young farmers in Alaska proving that small-scale, market gardening is not only a rewarding job, but a successful one- filled with purpose, healthy food, and profits that move them beyond a livelihood…

  • THE UNSUNG HEROES OF FARMERS MARKETS: ENSURING FOOD SAFETY IN ALASKA

    THE UNSUNG HEROES OF FARMERS MARKETS: ENSURING FOOD SAFETY IN ALASKA

    Written in collaboration by Claire Marshalek & Meghan Hargis of the Alaska Farmers Markets Association, and Leah Moss, Alaska Food Policy Council. Farmers markets have become an integral part of our communities, offering a unique opportunity to purchase fresh, local produce and homemade treats directly from those who produce them. These vibrant hubs not only…

  • Beginning & Young AK Farmers Network: A Path Forward

    Beginning & Young AK Farmers Network: A Path Forward

    In the winter and early spring of 2023, the Alaska Farmers Market Association (AFMA) hosted “Virtual Socials,” reaching out to new farmers and new food-system-focused folks. The first few online gatherings introduced the project and presented the results of a survey: a survey produced by AFMA and taken by beginning and young farmers across Alaska, inquiring about…

  • AFMA PROGRAMS SUPPORT OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM PRODUCER TO CONSUMER

    AFMA PROGRAMS SUPPORT OUR FOOD SYSTEM FROM PRODUCER TO CONSUMER

    AFMA Programs Support Our Food System From Producer to Consumer Exciting things are happening in Alaska’s farmers markets.  In 2023, the Alaska Farmers Market Association (AFMA) introduced two impactful programs: the AFMA Market Match Program, and the Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Program. These programs have helped make our farmers markets and food hubs more…

  • CELEBRATING RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS

    CELEBRATING RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS

    National Farmers Market week is a time to celebrate all our Markets are doing to grow a resilient food system. Join AFMA in celebration of all things farmers market, August 6th- 12th, 2023.

  • Growing Resilient Communities: Alaska Farmers Market Association, A Year-End Review

    Growing Resilient Communities: Alaska Farmers Market Association, A Year-End Review

    To say it’s been a wild and uncertain year would be an understatement. The pandemic lockdown started just as markets and farmers around Alaska were preparing for a busy summer […]