Our Mission and Values

"The Leavenworth Community Farmers Market (Der Bauernmarkt) is designed to increase access to fresh, locally produced foods and other products of local labor for all people. We strive to serve culturally and economically diverse populations, and bring together families, neighbors, visitors and local food producers to create community and social gathering; to enhance our quality of life and foster a sustainable local economy."

Goals for 2018:

1. Education and Outreach: Get the word out about the importance of supporting local farmers, artists and businesses which include: the benefits to individual overall health, of keeping local money supporting the local economy and the importance of healthy, sustainable, responsible agriculture.   

2.  Strengthen our SNAP(supplemental nutrition assistance program) to increase the diversity of market goers and help make local, healthy food available for ALL.

3.  Continue to offer FREE kids and family activities EVERY market!

4. Expand fundraising and community support to provide financial support for our infrastructure, provide living wages for staff, and pursuit of 501-C3 status by 2019.

5. Fill all of our Special Program Sponsorships to empower us to offer great monthly events, musician stipend program, quality youth education programs and effective market advertising. 

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Who We Are

The LCFM is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors and a Market Manager. Our board is a group of passionate community members, dedicated to helping local farmers, artisans and food vendors connect to the greater Leavenworth community. Welcome new 2018 Board Members: Molly Hemler, Austin Donohue, Marcy Ostrum, Brittany Thurlow, Jason Williams and Colin Sternagle. We're excited to have your skills and positive energy helping direct the market for the 2018 Market Season. A huge thank you to our past board members: Jessica Kendall, Eron Drew, Laura Lentz and Alex Huller for ALL the amazing energy and love you put into the market, we appreciate you!            

   Hana grew up in the beautiful Leavenworth valley, blessed by a family that spent their time outdoors. This passion of being in the outdoors and whitewater rafting inspired Hana to pursue a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Sustainable Tourism at Western Washington University. She found her calling in sharing the outdoors as a modality for teaching and spent many summers as a river guide and outdoor educator throughout the west coast for Outward Bound and similar organizations and schools. She returned to Leavenworth in 2008 with a job opportunity as the Experiential Programs Coordinator for WSU Chelan County Extension and has spent the last 8 years creating, organizing and facilitating opportunities for youth to get outside, explore science and learn life skills through hands-on projects. Hana’s passion for connecting people to experiences that help them engage with their world in a deeper way inspired her to be part of the original LIFE2 group that helped get the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market and Earth Day Fair started. She also co-created the local non-profit, The Ripple Foundation, and recently created and instructed an Environmental Leadership class for the Wenatchee Valley Tech Center. You may also see her teaching at the Wenatchee Valley College, facilitating ropes course experiences, dabbling in yoga instruction, all the while loving to play and learn! Hana's favorite and most challenging adventure though so far is being a mom and she looks forward to being market manager for another season!

Hana grew up in the beautiful Leavenworth valley, blessed by a family that spent their time outdoors. This passion of being in the outdoors and whitewater rafting inspired Hana to pursue a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Sustainable Tourism at Western Washington University. She found her calling in sharing the outdoors as a modality for teaching and spent many summers as a river guide and outdoor educator throughout the west coast for Outward Bound and similar organizations and schools. She returned to Leavenworth in 2008 with a job opportunity as the Experiential Programs Coordinator for WSU Chelan County Extension and has spent the last 8 years creating, organizing and facilitating opportunities for youth to get outside, explore science and learn life skills through hands-on projects. Hana’s passion for connecting people to experiences that help them engage with their world in a deeper way inspired her to be part of the original LIFE2 group that helped get the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market and Earth Day Fair started. She also co-created the local non-profit, The Ripple Foundation, and recently created and instructed an Environmental Leadership class for the Wenatchee Valley Tech Center. You may also see her teaching at the Wenatchee Valley College, facilitating ropes course experiences, dabbling in yoga instruction, all the while loving to play and learn! Hana's favorite and most challenging adventure though so far is being a mom and she looks forward to being market manager for another season!

2018 Board Members