Posted by Madison Whitley January 30
Hello! I am Kathleen Hebert, the Assistant Market Manager for Western Wake Farmers’ Market. Please stop by the Information Tent to chat with me at the Saturday markets or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I recently graduated from North Carolina State University with an undergraduate degree in Extension Education and Horticulture. This fall, I went back again to begin work on my Masters in Parks & Recreation. I started working in local foods with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in 2009 and quickly fell in love with Farmers’ Markets. (And I think WWFM is the best of them all!) Starting my weekend out at the market always gets me in a great mood...and with plenty of delicious food!
I’m so excited to work with WWFM’s vendors and visitors in the coming years! Contact me with any questions about local foods, gardening, or our wonderful market.
Posted by Madison Whitley November 9, 2011
Greetings! I'm Madison Whitley, Market Manager for the Western Wake Farmers' Market. Just about every Saturday and Tuesday, you can find me at the WWFM Information Tent or strolling the market.
With a background in Food and Nutrition Science, I enjoy sharing my knowledge of nutrition and my love of local food. The farmers' market is the perfect place to connect with your food and community since you are able to personally get to know the farmers who grow your food and learn about its impact on our society, the environment and your health.
Stop by and talk with me about how to eat healthy, how to incorporate local food into your everyday routine, and how to use the food you find at the farmers' market to make an easy, delicious meal for your family.
Feel free to e-mail
me or call me (540.230.6697) if you have any questions about the market or our vendors.
I'll see you at the market!
Posted by Michele McKinley June 21, 2010
Western Wake Farmers' Market accepts EBT (former paper food stamps), debit and credit cards at the market! WWFM is the FIRST farmers’ market in Wake County participating in the 21st Century Farmers’ Market program through the Leaflight Foundation to make this possible. We’re thrilled to lead the way in Wake County so that everyone has access to local, healthy foods. It's central to our mission of education and preventing hunger.
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Posted by Michele McKinley May 9, 2010
Food. We love it for the many different flavors, the colors, the textures, and, perhaps most importantly, for the memories created when we share it with family and friends. But at its most basic level, food is essential to nourish our bodies. Unfortunately in Wake County, there are too many people who are unable to feed themselves and their families with healthy foods.
At the Western Wake Farmer's Market, we provide a source for healthy, local foods in our area, but we also provide a way to nourish community by sharing with those who need help. WWFM partners with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to help feed the hungry because everyone is entitled to food. Farmer FoodShare and Plant a Row for the Hungry, or PAR, are two great programs than enable the market and our shoppers to nourish community.
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Posted by Jim Lamb February 20, 2009
The Western Wake Farmers’ Market was conceived by a set of Wake County moms with a desire to feed their families with locally grown food.
Our mission is for all people in our community to become educated about and benefit from locally grown food. Our aim is to help all walks of life, from the farmers to the local community members to those less fortunate who might need assistance through the local food bank.
Our focus is to educate consumers about locally produced and sustainable food. We will achieve this by offering a farmers’ market where consumers have direct access to locally grown produce. We will use the market day to provide a concentric forum for consumers and their families to understand, appreciate, and learn about the interconnectedness of food and the environment.
In addition to consumers gaining direct access to the farmers who grow their food, we promote courses and conduct demonstrations that educate the consumer on how to make healthy food and environmental choices. We further this education by partnering with local agricultural, environmental, and green organizations. In addition, we also facilitate the donation of farm food to people at risk of hunger through the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
The WWFM is a member of the Center for Envrironmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA).