Monday, January 26, 2015
Vade Donaldson, Food Access Programs Manager, Washington State Farmers Market Association
LL.M. Alumnus Vade Donaldson serves as the Food Access Programs Manager at the Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA). WSFMA is a state-wide membership association that supports 113 farmers markets across Washington. Each year, WSFMA holds an annual conference. This year, the conference, "Market Value: Healthy Communities & Thriving Farms", is in Olympia, WA on Feb. 6-8.
Vade reports that his work is focused on making it easier for beneficiaries of food assistance to shop at farmers markets across the state. Much of this work is done through the "Regional Leads Program", which connects local government agencies and community nonprofits with farmers markets that serve low income communities using federal food assistance benefits.