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Diversity Initiatives

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and to meaningful, systemic reform, the Proctor Farmers’ Market Board of Directors has adopted the following initiatives: a Land Acknowledgement, a Statement of Solidarity, a Statement of Inclusivity, and a BIPOC Mentorship Program.

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Land Acknowledgement

All Proctor Farmers’ Market board meetings begin with this land acknowledgement:

We gratefully honor and acknowledge that the Proctor Farmers’ Market exists on and does its business on the traditional lands of the Puyallup People. The Puyallup people have lived on this land since the beginning of time and we acknowledge their stewardship, their forced removal, and their continued fight to live on their ancestral lands. We affirm our responsibility to stand with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and do everything we can to protect their land and culture from further encroachment and destruction.

Graphic of the Puyallup Tribe Land Acknowledgement

Statement of Solidarity

The Proctor Farmers’ Market board members and staff share the grief and anger about how the tragic loss of life, historical injustices, and ongoing systemic racism continue to impact all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.

Our society will not manifest its full potential until all people are valued as their full selves. It is imperative that individuals and organizations (including us) understand our role in perpetuating systemic racism and help undo it to create a just society.

Systemic racism is everywhere, and anti-racism work is essential. The Proctor Farmers’ Market acknowledges that we have not done everything we can in undoing systemic racism. Going forward we will educate ourselves and create a more just and equitable space by initiating outreach that actively supports BIPOC communities and our local food system.

The Proctor Farmers’ Market will commit to meaningful, systemic reform to include:

  • Engaging staff and board in monthly meetings to deepen our understanding of systemic racism.
  • Seeking feedback to deepen our understanding of the experiences BIPOC vendors, customers, staff, and volunteers have at the Proctor Farmers’ Market.
  • Utilizing the feedback to implement more diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as identifying and removing potential barriers to BIPOC vendors, farmers, customers, and staff participating in the Proctor Farmers’ Market, with the goal of creating a more diverse and welcoming community marketplace for all.
Proctor Farmers' Market statement of solidarity graphic

Statement of Inclusivity

The Proctor Farmers’ Market strives to be a welcoming, inclusive and safe space for all people to enjoy. We celebrate and respect the diversity, ideas and cultures of our customers, vendors, staff, and visitors including people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, immigration status, ages, range of abilities, sexes, sexual orientation, gender identities, religious beliefs, financial means, education, and political perspectives.
Proctor Farmers' Market Statement of Inclusivity graphic

Learn about our BIPOC Mentorship Program