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VAFMA News

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 [...]

Governor Urged to Make Farmers Markets Essential

Thank you to everyone who signed on to our letter to the Governor asking him to sign HB 2302 into law! Dr. Kim Hutchinson, Executive Director of the Virginia Farmers Market Association sent the [...]

Sign-On Letter – Farmers Markets are Essential

Sign-On Letter: Urge Governor to sign HB 2302, making farmers markets essential House Bill 2302, making Virginia's farmers markets essential during a state of emergency, passed both the House and Senate. The bill now [...]

Today we feature Reyes Farm of Colonial Beach. Originally from Mexico, Jose Reyes farms 10 acres of #VirginiaGrown produce on land gifted to him by his godfather or padrino. You can find Reyes at four Virginia farmers markets: RVA BIG Market, The Carytown Farmers Market, Hunter McGuire VA Hospital & Colonial Beach Farmers Market.#HispanicHeritageMonth#farmersmarketVirginia Farmers Market Association Walnut Hill Farm Produce ... See MoreSee Less
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We will be back in Forest Hill Park Sundays starting in November! ❤️ In the meantime, love your local at our sister market, RVA BIG Market, year round on Saturdays in Bryan Park!GrowRVA Richmond VA Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Virginia Farmers Market AssociationBe kind, stay safe and love your local RVA! ❤️ See y’all Saturday!8am - 11:50am! Last sales 12:05pm!Masks are NOT required at this time, but GrowRVA wants to encourage our community to take care of each other! Positive vibes every Saturday!❤️Friends of Bryan Park Richmond VA Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Virginia Farmers Market Association ... See MoreSee Less
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Repost from FRESHFARM]Attention farmers/producers/food hubs/nonprofit friends! Last week the USDA announced that it is investing $700 million to help farmers and producers, food hubs, and farmers markets. This Pandemic Response and Safety grant will provide grants ranging from $1,500 to $20,000 to help small businesses and nonprofits recover from costs incurred by responding to the pandemic. Eligible costs include: • Implementing workplace safety• Market pivots (such as move to online sales)• Retrofitting facilities• Transportation (providing additional transportation options to maintain social distancing and worker and consumer safety to protect against COVID-19)• Worker housing (additional house to maintain social distancing)• Medical expenses (vaccinations, testing, treatment) The application should only take 30 minutes to complete. The USDA is accepting applications from September 23rd to November 8th.Link in FRESHFARM] bio to learn more! ... See MoreSee Less
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GrowRVA will be bringing RVA two opportunities to LOVE your LOCAL this fall! ❤️ Currently visit us every Saturday year round at the RVA BIG Market in Bryan Park! And join us Sundays, starting in November, for the return of SOJ in Forest Hill Park, 10am - 1pm! ❤️Richmond VA Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Friends of Forest Hill Park Friends of Bryan Park Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Virginia Farmers Market Association ... See MoreSee Less
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An upcoming opportunity for farmers, market vendors, and other producers:Freshfarm is a nonprofit dedicated to providing vital economic opportunities to local farmers and food producers by operating a network of 30 producer-only farmers markets in the DMV. They are seeking additional vendors to join them at Mosaic District’s annual Fall Festival held September 25 & 26, 11am-6pm. The festival draws a very large crowd of over 100,000 people each day seeking a weekend of food, drink, family and seasonal festivities.If you are interested in attending please apply for one or both days by creating a profile on the The Info Tent and submitting an application. Info Tentwww.theinfotent.com/Fall Festival:mosaicdistrict.com/events/event/mosaic-fall-festival ... See MoreSee Less
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