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VAFMA News

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 [...]

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 [...]

Early Bird Pricing ends Monday!

Our annual conference will cover top market issues:

Racial Equity & Food Justice
Azeb Kinder and Jason Biehl of Change The Narrative

Marketing in a New Era
Emily Davis of Linkhouse Consulting

Conflict De-Escalation – Avoiding the Drama
Mickey McIntyre of Real Change Partners

Food Safety & COVID-19
Pam Miles of VDACS and Dr. Renee Boyer of Virginia Tech

Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh, Commissioner of VDACS will share opening remarks.

We hope you join us!
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We've added another date for our very well received Infectious Disease Training for Farmers Markets: January 5, 2021.

You'll find all the details and registration here: www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTAzMzI1
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Our annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference is online this year on January 7th.

We will focus on current issues faced by farmers markets including: marketing, conflict de-escalation, racial equity and food justice, food safety and COVID-19.

Register soon to make the Early Bird pricing: vafma.org/conference-info/
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Register now to hear from 30+ leading experts in food and agriculture on how to reset our global food system!

On December 1, join the BCFN Foundation and Food Tank: The Food Think Tank for 'Resetting the Food System from Farm to Fork: Setting the Stage for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit' – an online event featuring 30+ leading experts, world-renowned chefs, and international journalists on topics including the role of food as medicine, how technology can benefit the food system, and the future of food experiences.

🗓️ December 1
🕑 2-5pm CET
💬 #ResettingFood

✍️Register for free now at: ResettingFood.com
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