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 2017:

1.  Improve the diversity of quality vendors providing farm fresh goods, artisan crafts and healthy prepared foods.

2.  Provide greater access for low income community members by offering SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits.

3.  Offer FREE kids and family activities EVERY market!

4. Expand fundraising efforts to provide financial support for our talented musicians, kids activities and events.

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 Board Members: Ellie Chikkaraju, Jamie Poe, Tara Walter-Waugh and Nadine Witkowski! We're excited to have your skills and positive energy helping direct the market for the 2017 Market Season! We also want to welcome our new Market Manager, Hana Butler.          

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 most recent adventure was giving birth to a wild boy child, Hatcher in 2016. She has taken the last year fully immersed in motherhood. She is excited to join the market this spring with passion, vision and gratitude for the opportunity to engage in a positive and empowering community effort that promotes healthy communities and lifestyles.  As our new Market Manager, Hana’s deep community roots, personal desire to grow and endless bounty of energy will bring the market to new heights and she looks forward to seeing you all at the market this year!

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 most recent adventure was giving birth to a wild boy child, Hatcher in 2016. She has taken the last year fully immersed in motherhood. She is excited to join the market this spring with passion, vision and gratitude for the opportunity to engage in a positive and empowering community effort that promotes healthy communities and lifestyles.  As our new Market Manager, Hana’s deep community roots, personal desire to grow and endless bounty of energy will bring the market to new heights and she looks forward to seeing you all at the market this year!

2017 Board Members