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

VAFMA News

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 [...]

Food and Produce Safety Webinars in March

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is offering two upcoming online trainings to VAFMA members and non-members. March 16, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm: VDACS Food Safety Program Overview [...]

VAFMA Coastal Region Meeting and Training

Free Registration The Virginia Farmers Market Association invites all Farmers Market Managers and Vendors in the Coastal Region to Join us for our 2020 Season Kickoff meeting and training! This gathering is [...]

The next webinar in the “Farmers Selling Online” series from VAFMA and the VSU Small Farm Outreach Program will take a closer look at the Lulus Local Food online platform. It will be directed at farmers but will also give market managers a better understanding of how the system works.

Adopting an online sales platform will benefit farms and markets well beyond COVID-19. Join us July 21st to learn more. mailchi.mp/287c7ed45055/lulus-local-food-webinar
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Want to learn more about the Lulus Local Food online sales platform?

Join us for a closer look on July 21 at 1pm. We’ll look at the application process, setting up and tracking your inventory and how to download reports.

We’ll share how farmers can use the platform as their own online store while also selling through multiple online farmers markets.

Free registration:
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Ready to take your farm to the next level? Applications are due July 9th for Farm Credit Knowledge Center’s Ag Biz Planner program starting August 2020.

Contact Sarah Scyphers at sscyphers@fcvirginias.com for more information. Applications can be found at: www.farmcreditknowledgecenter.com.Ready to take your farm to the next level? Applications are due July 9th for this year's Ag Biz Planner program starting August 2020. Contact Sarah Scyphers at sscyphers@fcvirginias.com for more information. Applications can be found at: www.farmcreditknowledgecenter.com.
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