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VAFMA News

Virginia Farmers Market Week Contest

How It Works The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and the Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA) are pleased to announce their partnership in recognizing National Farmers Market Week in the [...]

Local Line Webinar

Farmers Selling Online: Using Local Line Brought to you by the Virginia Farmers Market Association and Virginia State University In partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia State University College of Agriculture, [...]

Lulus Local Food Webinar

Brought to you by the Virginia Farmers Market Association and Virginia State University In partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia State University College of Agriculture, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, [...]

Virginia Fresh Match Mini-Grants

Dear Virginia Fresh Match partner, On behalf of Virginia Fresh Match (VFM), I'd like to invite you to apply for a mini-grant to support your outlet's nutrition incentive program during the COVID-19 crisis. In March and April, VFM held weekly [...]

Grants for Farms Through Farm Aid

From Local Food Hub: To help lessen the financial toll of this outbreak, Farm Aid has launched the Farm Aid COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative for emergency relief grants in the amount of $500 for [...]

Pandemic-EBT Use at SNAP Authorized Markets

Pandemic EBT Flyer Virginia Pandemic-EBT can be used at SNAP authorized markets and matched through the Virginia Fresh Match program. Please read this flyer carefully. If you are eligible, you will get a Virginia [...]

Reminder: Submit your local food superhero photos by 5 PM TONIGHT!

Today, Sunday, August 9 at 5pm is the deadline for submitting your booth photos for VAFMA & VDACS' Virginia Farmers Market Week Contest!

The winning market in each region will receive a Virginia Grown/Virginia Finest gift basket and Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers swag. - mailchi.mp/9f703294a7a4/farmers-market-week-contest
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We hope you're all enjoying National Farmers Market Week!

Reminder: send us your booth photo by Sunday at 5pm to enter the Farmers Market are Local Food Superheroes contest.

Details:
vafma.org/virginia-farmers-market-week-contest/
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Happy Virginia Farmers Market Week! We hope you're spending it with your favorite local food superheroes!

Find a Virginia farmers market near you on our website: vafma.org
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The Department of Housing and Community Development is considering 2 changes to the fire code which relate to cooking and tents (below). They asked that this information be shared with farmers market stakeholder groups that may be interested.

The changes are being considered at an open work-group meeting Tuesday, Aug 11 at 9:30am. The meeting will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 11 virtually through Adobe Connect.
Meeting Link: vadhcd.adobeconnect.com/workgroup/

Agenda: files.constantcontact.com/082b340c001/7b8a6d0b-a5d3-4e17-be14-621f57cef42e.pdf

If you have questions contact the DHCD Deputy Director of Building and Fire Regulations, Cindy Davis, at cindy.davis@dhcd.virginia.gov or 804-371-7151.
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Put Your Money Where Your Farmers Is! When you shop at farmers markets, you are directly supporting local farmers and food producers.

#farmersmarketsareessential for many small farmers because they offer a low barrier entry point and a way for farm businesses to create a relationship with their customers.

#FarmersMarketWeekPut Your Money Where Your Farmers Is! When you shop at farmers markets, you are directly supporting local farmers and food producers. #FarmersMarketsAreEssential for many small farmers because they offer a low barrier entry point and a way for farm businesses to create a relationship with their customers.

#FarmersMarketWeek
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