Working to grow markets for local products, improve affordability of healthy foods, increase availability of produce at food banks, and increase demand for local products. The Local Food Initiative’s food economy target is to double demand for locally produced, healthy food from $93 million to $186 million in 10 years.
With more than 40 farmers markets spread across the county, farmers markets constitute an important direct market outlet for King County farmers and farmers across the region and serve as an important measure of overall demand for local food. King County collects data annually on King County farmers markets through a collaboration with WA State Farmers Market Association. See Data Overview section below.
Rating: Meeting Target
Farmers market vendor sales
Target: Support and grow existing and emerging markets for selling locally-produced foods.