Do you want to reach farmers and foodies in your area? Use Instagram and Use Hashtags.

Hashtags help Instagram users find posts about topics that interest them, and — for now — it’s a free way to expand your reach!

Tips:

  • Use up to 30 hashtags on each post
  • Mix it up — Don’t use the same hashtags every time!
  • Put the hashtags in the first comment — not in the text of your post
  • Hide the hashtags a bit from your feed by using 5 dots before your list. (looks less spammy)
    • To do this create your hashtag list with the dots in a separate app (Notes, email, text editor etc). Copy and paste them into the comment section right after you publish your post.
  • Experiment — grab ones from our lists below but also explore to find ones that work for your market.
  • Tag us so we can like and share your posts! @virginiafarmersmarkets

Photo by Sandy Foot Farm @sandyfootfarm

Virginia Farmers Market-Related Hashtags

#vafma
#vafarmersmarkets #vamarketstories
#vagrown #virginiagrown
#virginiamade #vaartisans
#vaagriculture #loveVAag
#vaisforfoodies#vaisforfoodlovers
#vafoodie #virginiafoodies
#eatlocalva #vafarm

Virginia By Region

Richmond
#rvadine #rvafood #rvafarmersmarket #eatlocalrva #rvamarkets

Lynchburg
#LynchburgisforLocavores

Forest
#forestisforfoodies

Shenandoah
#ShenandoahFarmersMarkets
#ShopLocalintheValley
#BuyLocalShenValley

DC Area
#eatthecapital #dcfoodies

Share hashtags from your region with us!

Virginia Tourism Hashtags

#loveva
#visitvirginia
#virginiaisforlovers
#vaisforfoodlovers

Farmers Market Week Hashtags

#farmersmarketweek
#virginiafarmersmarketweek
#nationalfarmersmarketweek

Use #lovemymarket in August for the Farmers Market Coalition’s Love My Market contest

Photo by Mary Delicate @marydelicate

National Farmers Market-Related Hashtags

#farmersmarket #farmersmarketfinds #farmersmarkets
#markethaul #farmersmarkethaul #eatlocalgrown
#farmtotable #farmtofork #farmtoface
#howilocal #howisummer #locavores
#jerf #eatrealfood #foodismedicine #whole30homies
#eattherainbow

By Organization

  • Virginia Farmers Market Association: #vafma #vafarmersmarkets
  • Virginia Grown: #virginiagrown #vagrown
    (Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)
  • Virginia Farm Bureau: #loveVAag
  • Virginia Tourism: #loveva #visitvirginia #virginiaisforlovers #vaisforfoodlovers
  • Virginia Foodie: #virginiafoodie or #vafoodie
  • Virginia Association for Biological Farming: #virginiaorganic #vabf
  • Artisan Center of Virginia #vaartisans #lovevaartisans #vaartisantrails #vaoystertrail
  • American Farmland Trust #nofarmsnofood
  • Buy Fresh Buy Local #buyfreshbuylocal – add your BFBL region to the hashtag (example: #BuyFreshBuyLocalShenandoah)

Farmers

#meetyourfarmer #knowyourfarmer
#virginiafarms #virginiafarm #vafarming #vafarmlife
#virginiaorganic #vaagriculture

#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheroes #soilsisters #farmher

Modern Farmer: #iamamodernfarmer

National Food/Farm Publication’s Hashtags

#iamamodernfarmer – Modern Farmer
#eeeeeats – The Infatuation
#eater – Eater
#bareaders – Bon Appetit
#eattheworld – Saveur
#spoonfeed – Spoon University
#thekitchn – The Kitchn
#myopenkitchen – William Sonoma
#cookit – Epicurious
#eatfamous – Eat Famous
#forkyeah – ForkYeah
#feedyoursoull – Feed Your Soull
#huffposttaste – Huffpost Taste
#foodbeast – Food Beast
#damnthatsdelish – Delish

markethaul photo by @salganz

Photo by Stephanie Ganz @salganz