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Supporting Farmers During Market Closures

Posted by Sarah Schu at Mar 31, 2020 04:12 PM |
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Due to COVID, our three year round markets: University District Farmers Market, West Seattle Farmers Market, and Capitol Hill Farmers Market and temporarily closed until April 14. You can support your local farmers and food producers during this time by doing three things: Shop. Donate. Stay Tuned.

The Neighborhood Farmers Markets runs seven markets in Seattle. Through our nonprofit organization, small farms and producers from around the region provide customers who are looking for healthy foods with beautiful Washington-grown produce and fresh local products.

Due to COVID, our three year round markets: University District Farmers Market, West Seattle Farmers Market, and Capitol Hill Farmers Market and temporarily closed until April 14. You can support your local farmers and food producers during this time by doing three things:

SHOP. DONATE. FOLLOW.

CLICK HERE for a full list of vendors and how you can purchase food for delivery and pick up. We update this list daily with information and news from our vendors.

To help with immediate emergency financial relief to our farmers, please CLICK HERE to donate to the Good Farmer Fund! Curious about the Good Farmer Fund? The GFF started in 2008 and since that time has granted over $280,000 in relief to 87 small farms. The Good Farmer Fund assists farms in crisis. Funds help mitigate financial fallout from situations such as crop loss from extreme weather, equipment or infrastructure damage or loss from fire, flood, or heavy snow, or predator-related livestock loss. Currently, we are granting multiple rounds of resiliency funding to help negate the effects of the COVID market closures. We've had record giving years in 2018 and 2019 and we can tell you for certain that 2020 will be our largest giving year yet.

Stay in touch! We are steady on our path to reopen safe farmers markets. Follow us on Instagram @seattlefarmersmkts & Facebook /seattlefarmersmarkets for daily updates while the markets are closed and subscribe to our weekly Ripe + Ready email for market updates.

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