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VAFMA News

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 [...]

Farmers Market Preparedness: How to Tell Your Story

"How to Tell Your Story" is the focus of the fourth workshop in the Farmers Market Preparedness series from the Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA) and the VSU Small Farm Outreach Program. Emilie Davis [...]

Food Insecurity in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Increasing Food Access Among SNAP Participants in the COVID-19 Pandemic By Meredith Ledlie Johnson, Virginia Family Nutrition Program The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of Virginians who struggle to consistently acquire enough food [...]

14 hours ago

Virginia Farmers Market Association
Oh yes, these spark joy.Thinking about the flower farmers and all they’ve been doing to get ready for Mother’s Day weekend.A lot of planning, hard work, and watching the weather goes into bringing those lovely bouquets to market. We are grateful for them!These beauties are from Golden Foot Flower Farm in Floyd, VA. They sell at the Floyd Farmers Market📷: @goldenfootflowerfarm ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking forward to hearing @harrishomesteader — one of our Market Manager Certification students — on the @farmersmarketpros podcast. Way to go Megan!Repost from @harrishomesteaderReason to Smile on a Wednesday?!Because I have a podcast interview for another amazing podcast!!!When I first became a market manager I wanted all the tips and tricks of the trade. I used tons of online resources and utilized @virginiafarmersmarkets a ton, but I still wanted more. So that is to google I found @farmersmarketpros and their awesome Tent Talk Podcast! It was so convenient to be able to listen to folks with firsthand farmers market experience under their belts while driving around town. Their talks encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and really dive into my role as market manager with my whole heart! After listening for over a year I am so excited to be a guest host and tell my story! Go ahead and like their page and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform! I’ll let y’all know when my episode airs but in the meantime listen to all the amazing content while you wait! Thanks for all the support and encouragement y’all! Who would have thought this small town girl with a big fat accent would be featured on a podcast based out of California!?Not me that’s for sure!#vafma #vafarmersmarkets #virginiagrown #lovevamarkets ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Virginia Farmers Market Association
Organic farmers do love their cover crops!Repost from VAFMA member @amysorganicgardenIf anyone needs me, I’ll be right here. ... See MoreSee Less
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