Farmers Market Network

Through the Rural Farmers Market Network, we aim to bolster farmers markets throughout the Gorge.

How it works:

  • Increase low-income access programs
  • Convene quarterly trainings for Farmers Market Managers
  • Use Mobile Market trucks to support markets (e.g. workshops on effective marketing)
  • Cooperative promotion through media, maps, punch cards
  • Aggregate sales data to track market growth Gorge-wide
  • Translate marketing materials and vendor application packets
  • Collaborate on vendor, musician, and volunteer recruitment
  • Share best practices, activity outlines, and inspiring stories for newsletters
  • Share resources like market rules, safety guidelines, and market manager job descriptions
  • Attend regional conferences together


This program has been supported by the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program, the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, The Washington State Farmers Market Association and The Meyer Memorial Trust.