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VAFMA News

Save the Dates: Agritourism Conference

Base Camp: Exploring the Trails, Agritourism, and Downtown Ecosystem SAVE THE DATE: October 18-21, for "Base Camp: Exploring the Trails, Agritourism, and Downtown Ecosystem" To be held online. More information coming soon. Sign [...]

Masks Not Required for Fully Vaccinated People at Market

New Update on Masks at Market: According to state government officials, fully vaccinated people DO NOT have to wear masks at Virginia's farmers markets. Due to our continued requests for clarification regarding discrepancies of the [...]

Survey of Virginia Farmers Market Managers

The annual farmers market manager survey from Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program, the Virginia Farmers Market Association, and the Virginia Fresh Match network is open. Please help us better serve you by sharing [...]

Sampling Now Allowed and More Farmers Market Updates

Sampling Now Allowed, Customers May Pick Out Own Produce, & Designated Eating Areas Not Required Effective May 15, 2021: Seventh Amended Executive Order 72 UPSHOT of this VAFMA News Update: Sampling is now allowed [...]

It’s Official: Farmers Markets ARE Essential!

Virginia farmers market supporters are celebrating this week. Governor Ralph Northam signed House Bill 2302 into law making farmers market food and beverage products and sales essential during a state of emergency. “We are [...]

Today we feature Reyes Farm of Colonial Beach. Originally from Mexico, Jose Reyes farms 10 acres of #VirginiaGrown produce on land gifted to him by his godfather or padrino. You can find Reyes at four Virginia farmers markets: RVA BIG Market, The Carytown Farmers Market, Hunter McGuire VA Hospital & Colonial Beach Farmers Market.#HispanicHeritageMonth#farmersmarketVirginia Farmers Market Association Walnut Hill Farm Produce ... See MoreSee Less
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We will be back in Forest Hill Park Sundays starting in November! ❤️ In the meantime, love your local at our sister market, RVA BIG Market, year round on Saturdays in Bryan Park!GrowRVA Richmond VA Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Virginia Farmers Market AssociationBe kind, stay safe and love your local RVA! ❤️ See y’all Saturday!8am - 11:50am! Last sales 12:05pm!Masks are NOT required at this time, but GrowRVA wants to encourage our community to take care of each other! Positive vibes every Saturday!❤️Friends of Bryan Park Richmond VA Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Virginia Farmers Market Association ... See MoreSee Less
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Repost from FRESHFARM]Attention farmers/producers/food hubs/nonprofit friends! Last week the USDA announced that it is investing $700 million to help farmers and producers, food hubs, and farmers markets. This Pandemic Response and Safety grant will provide grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 to help small businesses and nonprofits recover from costs incurred by responding to the pandemic. Eligible costs include: • Implementing workplace safety• Market pivots (such as move to online sales)• Retrofitting facilities• Transportation (providing additional transportation options to maintain social distancing and worker and consumer safety to protect against COVID-19)• Worker housing (additional house to maintain social distancing)• Medical expenses (vaccinations, testing, treatment) The application should only take 30 minutes to complete. The USDA is accepting applications from September 23rd to November 8th.Link in FRESHFARM] bio to learn more! ... See MoreSee Less
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GrowRVA will be bringing RVA two opportunities to LOVE your LOCAL this fall! ❤️ Currently visit us every Saturday year round at the RVA BIG Market in Bryan Park! And join us Sundays, starting in November, for the return of SOJ in Forest Hill Park, 10am - 1pm! ❤️Richmond VA Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Friends of Forest Hill Park Friends of Bryan Park Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Virginia Farmers Market Association ... See MoreSee Less
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An upcoming opportunity for farmers, market vendors, and other producers:Freshfarm is a nonprofit dedicated to providing vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers by operating a network of 30 producer-only farmers markets in the DMV. They are seeking additional vendors to join them at Mosaic District’s annual Fall Festival held September 25 & 26, 11am-6pm. The festival draws a very large crowd of over 100,000 people each day seeking a weekend of food, drink, family and seasonal festivities.If you are interested in attending please apply for one or both days by creating a profile on the The Info Tent and submitting an application. Info Tentwww.theinfotent.com/Fall Festival:mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/mosaic-fall-festival ... See MoreSee Less
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