Objectives and Accomplishments2018-10-27T01:26:56+00:00

VAFMA Objectives

  1. Build and connect a robust and effective network of farmers markets statewide.
  2. Demonstrate collective impact of Virginia farmers markets through common data collection.
  3. Advance FM managers professionally  to increase their capacity and impact in communities.
  4. Advance value of farmers markets to communities by increasing access to food.
  5. Advocate on behalf of and build capacity for farmers markets in Virginia.


  • Launched our Market Manager Certification Program February 4, 2017.
  • Launched our Farmers Market Metrics Program in February 2017.
  • Reached over 85 market managers at the 2016 farmers market conference in Williamsburg.
  • Hired an executive director in July 2018.