Why Sponsor VAFMA? 

Virginia Farmers Market Association envisions vibrant, sustainable farmers markets accessible to everyone across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Farmers markets have become the benchmark to connecting consumers directly to fresh, local, healthy food and preserving Virginia’s agricultural roots, and they have proven to strengthen community development while impacting the local economy.

Virginia has more than 225 farmers markets and market managers whose jobs require a comprehensive set of skills. VAFMA provides professional development resources to meet the demands of their complex roles, and we are a ‘go to’ source for farmers market resources and advice.

Fulfilling our mission takes many resources including volunteers, sponsorships, partnerships, grants, and more. This past year 30 volunteers invested over 8,000 combined hours toward this effort. VAFMA is expanding and continuing extensive development of farmers market resources, education & training programs, and growing the VAFMA staff. YOUR SPONSORSHIP helps support VAFMA’s programs which are critical toward reaching our vision.

Position your company/organization and expose your brand to farmers market managers and farmers by becoming a sponsor of VAFMA. These opportunities enable you to reach attendees before, during, and after an event and throughout the year.

VAFMA offers several sponsorship support levels outlined in the sponsor packet below (You may also download and print the .pdf).

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact:  Lisa Dearden, Foundation/Devlopment Committee Chair or contact VAFMA staff.

*Hover your cursor over the document and a gray menu bar will appear at the top of the document which allows you to flip through the pages, print, and download the sponsorship packet. 

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