Lippert Named to State Farmers Market Board

Downtown Market Manager Joins Washington State Farmers Market Association Board

(Yakima, WA ) – Yvette Lippert, Manager of the new Downtown Yakima Farmers Market (DYFM), will join the 2019 Board of the Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) starting May 2019.

A Credit Analyst specializing in underwriting commercial and agriculture credits, Lippert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Diary Science with a Ag Business minor from California Polytechnic State University.  She had started the new Downtown market in 2018 with only 6 weeks of time to prepare. Prior to her work in finance, Lippert worked for the Central WA State Fair for two years where she had worked in the marketing department and as a coordinator of various exhibits and entertainment.

“We’re thrilled to have Yvette join the State Association,” said Andrew Holt, Executive Director of the Downtown Association of Yakima which oversees the downtown market. “It is a tremendous honor for her and it enhances the credibility of our market. It also displays Yvette’s passion for farmers markets, which is readily visible in her day-to-day commitment.”

Founded in 1979, the Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, membership organization whose mission is to support vibrant and sustainable farmers markets in Washington State through member services, education and advocacy. WSFMA member markets abide by the “Roots Guidelines” to ensure Washington State vendors and products. The Board of Directors is comprised of farmers market organizers and community members who set the direction of the organization and take the lead on key farmers market advocacy initiatives. Downtown Yakima Farmers’ Market (DYFM) is a community market in the heart of Downtown Yakima, Washington administered by the Downtown Association of Yakima (DAY). The Market is intended to provide an outlet for growers, producers and artisans to sell their foods and products directly to the consumer. The Market also encourages pedestrian activity in the city’s urban core, provides improved access to agricultural education, and gives the community a festive weekly gathering place during the agriculture growing season.