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VAFMA News

VAFMA February Update

In this Issue Congratulations to Dr. Bronaugh! Vaccine Update Legislative Update Online Sales Simplified Infectious Disease Training Impact of COVID-19 on Vendors Updated Guide to USDA Upcoming Webinars Congratulations to Dr. Jewel Bronaugh! We celebrate [...]

Farmers Markets are Essential

During the onset of COVID-19, we all realized the importance of needing to have farmers markets deemed essential. Essential businesses were allowed to remain open. Insurance companies continued to cover the COVID related claims of essential [...]

Produce Safety Worker Health, Hygiene and Training

Training Program from Virginia Cooperative Extension This self-paced training curriculum includes all required standards outlined in subpart D of the Produce Safety Rule including visual representations of personal health and hygiene; as well as, [...]

Farmers Market Preparedness Workshops

Farmers Market Preparedness Workshops January 28, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Demand for healthy local food is increasing in the Commonwealth. Of course, the difficulty of getting your products to customers has increased [...]

Early Access to Vaccine for Virginia Farmers Markets

January 12, 2021 Dear Colleagues, On January 8th, we sent a letter to Governor Northam requesting that farmers market managers, staff and vendors that sell at farmers markets be considered for early access to [...]

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Learn "How to Tell Your Story" in our next webinar with VSU's Virginia Small Farm Resource Center. Emilie Davis of LinkHouse Consultants will help us all take our marketing to the next level on March 11 from 1PM-3PM.Registration required: www.ext.vsu.edu/events/2021/03/11/farmer-market-preparedness-workshop ... See MoreSee Less
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