Eileen KotowichProvincial Farmers’ Market Specialist
Eileen Kotowich is the provincial farmers’ market specialist. She manages and administers the Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market Program for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Her days are spent coaching and educating boards, managers, and vendors on the ins and outs of farmers’ markets. Eileen’s passion is for local food and for the small producers and processors who choose to sell through farmers’ markets. In addition to her work with the Program, Eileen works with the Explore Local team to deliver training events for clients selling direct to consumers and was the lead for the Local Food team that developed Alberta’s first local food legislation, Supporting Alberta’s Local Food Sector Act.