2019 Annual Meeting Recap

Friday, February 22, 2019

Afternoon Workshops 
12 noon to 3 pm
Evening Program 4 pm to 8 pm
Adair Clubhouse
Corvallis, OR

Afternoon Schedule

  • Check in and Lunch: 11:30 am to 12 noon

  • Welcome: 12 noon

  • Workshop Session 1: 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

    • Data Power

    • Toward Greater Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Your Farmers Markets

  • Break

  • Workshop Session 2: 1:45 pm to 3 pm

    • Lightning Round: Supporting Your Newest Vendors in Food Safety

    • Farmers Market Board Room


Session 1 Workshops

Data Power
:  Learn how to collect and use data from your farmers markets to support your vendors, prove the economic impact of your market and utilize in funding requests.  This will be a hands-on class with tools, templates and tips to take home.

Dar Wolnik, Farmers Market Coalition/Market Metrics; Daniel Westervelt, Farmspread; Becky White, Clatskanie Farmers Market; Lisa Hall, Market Manager, Portland Farmers Market; Amanda Pastoria, Umpqua Valley Farmers Market; Dr. Mallory Rahe, Oregon State University.
Facilitated by Kelly Crane, Oregon Farmers Markets Association

Toward Greater Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Your Farmers Markets
: Farmers Markets are a hot bed for community connections, food access and local economic development. In this interactive session we will explore how Farmers Markets have contributed to harmful structures, as well as focus on ways we can move towards equity and create welcoming and supportive markets.

Facilitated by Anna Springer, Lil Starts Farm/OFMA Board and Kaely Summers, Adelante Mujeres Farmers Market & Nutrition Manager.
Contributor: Rose Williams, St. Johns Farmers Market 

Session 2 Workshops

Lightning Round: Supporting Your Newest Vendors in Food Safety
: A facilitated exchange with experts and service providers specifically focused on food safety at farmers markets for new and beginning vendors, and how market managers can support them. This dynamic look will include the perspectives of a market manager, farmer, OSU cottage foods expert, and a hot food vendor.

Kelly Streit, OSU Extension: “Cottage Foods at farmers markets”
Kaely Summers, Forest Grove Farmers Market Manager: “Helping your beginning vendors address food safety”
Susanna L Pearlstein, Oregon Department of Agriculture: “FSMA and how it relates to your market”
Sarah Booth, Corvallis Farmers Market: “Food safety as a hot food vendor”
Facilitated by
Molly Notarianni, Program Director, Farmers Market Fund

Farmers Market Board Room: Learn from your peers in this facilitated share-out of farmers market organizational documents such as bylaws, federal nonprofit status applications, market policies, and more!  We will have some to review, but please feel free to bring your own to share with this learning community.

Facilitated by Kelly Crane, Oregon Farmers Markets Association

Evening Program Schedule

  • Social Hour 3 pm to 4 pm

    • Enjoy a drink and appetizers with other OFMA members

    • Conversation and networking

    • Pin your market on the map of Oregon

    • Share materials from your market at the shared resource table

  • Welcome & Introductions 4 pm

  • OFMA Business Meeting

  • Table Discussions Round 1

  • Dinner

  • Short Updates

  • Table Discussions Round 2

  • Thank Yous and Closing 8 pm

    • After wrapping up the formal program at 8 pm feel free to stay for an hour to continue conversations and networking.

Thank you to our sponsors