According to the Washington State Farmers Market Alliance and Washington State University, 115 farmers markets in our region collectively bring in 44 million dollars. In our last farmers market segment, Development Manager Patrice Barrentine discusses how participating in these markets is an act of community building and social justice.
Next in our series on farmers markets, we take a look at how our region’s farmers experience the effects of climate change. King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, Patrice Barrentine, shares how climate change is altering our local food sources.
This week we’re highlighting local farmers markets! In our first segment, we take a look at small farms.
King County boasts 40 of the 170 state-wide farmers’ markets. Patrice Barrentine, King County Agriculture Policy and Economic Development Manager, shares what it takes to run a small farm growing food for the market today.
Over 200 Washington state farmers come into Seattle every week to sell their produce, meat and dairy. According to King County, sales by these farmers exceeded $21 million last year. We feature highlights on local foods, as our region’s farmers markets slide into full swing.
Episode 1 & 2: Brady Ryan is the founder of San Juan Island Sea Salt.
Episode 3: Jessica Tantisook is co-founder of Long Beach Washington’s, Starvation Alley.
Episode 4: Corky Luster is the founder of Ballard Bee Company.
Episode 5: George Vojkovich is the co-founder of Skagit River Ranch.
Music – Gepel – “Ta Vieja Y Ya”
Photo – Alex D
Producers – Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama