National and Virginia Farmers Market Week is August 5 – 11, 2018. It’s during this week each year that the Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA) joins other organizations across the country to celebrate farmers markets and the significant contributions they make to their communities.
“We’re excited to kick off this week long celebration with the Governor and First Lady at OnTheSquareVA Market” said Kim Hutchinson, Executive Director of VAFMA. “Their recognition of the benefits of farmers markets is evident with the creation of this Commonwealth of Virginia-sponsored market. Our hope is that local officials across Virginia will replicate this model of connecting their employees with accessible farmers markets.” Read More
July 1, 2018, VAFMA’s Board of Directors announces that Kim Hutchinson, a well-recognized and long-time philanthropic leader and community advocate, will serve as the Executive Director; ending a search that began earlier this year. Ms. Hutchinson has been a nonprofit executive, management consultant, public policy expert, federal contractor and community advocate for building healthy, sustainable communities for more than 20 years. Read More