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Farmers Market Flash – Events & Activities

Program Contact: Diane Smith, Faculty, Health Promotion and Food Access Specialist
(360) 395-2355 • diane.smith@wsu.edu

Market Day

Farmers Market Flash made a visit to your local farmers market every other week to provide:

  • Children’s Art Walks
  • Family Scavenger Hunts
    Kids Activities
  • “Flash” Culinary Demos
  • Market Tours

Farmers Market “Flash” Classes

The farmers market “Flash” culinary class series taught basic cooking skills and nutrition to farmers market shoppers, specifically limited-resource seniors and families with children, at the farmers market and in the community. Using the “Flash” class curriculum these demonstrations were quick, interactive, and specific to teaching selection, preparation, and storage tips about produce available at the farmers market.


Topics include:

  • Eating a Rainbow of Color
  • Favorite Fruits
  • Flavor Combinations
  • Leafy Greens
  • Root Vegetable Wonders
  • Pulse on Health

This material is based upon work that was supported by the Food and Nutrition Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number FMSSG-1511944071 Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.