News2020-01-21T20:08:55+00:00

VAFMA News

Webinar: Farmers Selling Online – Choosing a Platform

Brought to you by the Virginia Farmers Market Association and Virginia State University In partnership with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Farm Credit, Farm Credit Knowledge Center and Virginia Farm [...]

Getting Your Market Open and Keeping It Open

Recording COVID19 Presentation SNAP Presentation In this webinar, VAFMA's Kim Hutchinson provides an update of the latest state operation requirements for Virginia’s farmers markets. Meredith Ledlie Johnson of Virginia [...]

COVID-19 UPDATES

As updates related to COVID-19 and Virginia's farmers markets come in, we add them to our website here: https://vafma.org/covid-19/ COVID-19 UPDATES

Webinar: Getting Your Market Open During COVID-19

Getting Your Market Open and Keeping it Open During COVID-19 Thursday, April 16, 2020 from noon to 1:30 PM This VAFMA webinar will provide an update of the latest state operation requirements for [...]

Farmers Markets: To Stay Open or Close?

We know that many farmers market operators are trying to decide how to respond to COVID-19. VAFMA recommends that markets work with their local governments' recommended course of action. Farmers markets are essential to their [...]

From Virginia Fresh Match: 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 P-EBT Card in the mail, in the next 30 to 45 days. Use your card to receive a 50% discount of fresh fruits and vegetables at any Virginia Fresh Match outlet location:

www.VirginiaFreshMatch.org/locations

The Virginia P-EBT Card will have food assistance benefits on it that can be used for food items anywhere SNAP benefits are accepted.

You did not apply for these benefits, but you have a student or students in your household who are eligible for free/reduced meals at their school. Because they are not in school right now, Virginia can give you these P-EBT food benefits to use.
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If you haven't set up an online pre-ordering system for your farm, join our next free webinar.

We'll cover 4 different platforms:
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We've teamed up with VSU College of Agriculture to create a webinar for farmers wanting to add an online store to their operations.

We'll discuss what to consider when choosing a platform and cover using Google Forms, Square, Lulus Local Food and Local Line via Virginia Market Maker.

Join us!

Free registration:
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In our latest e-news -- Farmers Selling Online Free Webinar, a survey of Virginia market managers, vendor mask requirement and on demand training recordings.

All the details at the link: - mailchi.mp/7ab601c7349c/may-2020
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