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VAFMA News

Local Line Webinar

Farmers Selling Online: Using Local Line 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, [...]

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 [...]

We've heard from many of you asking follow up questions about early access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Follow the link for answers to the most frequently asked questions.We would like to also make clear that we are asking for only one list from each market organization. This list is to only include the staff and vendors who wish to take advantage of this opportunity. - mailchi.mp/f3080ad66a0e/early-access-to-vaccine-faqs ... See MoreSee Less
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Virginia Farmers Market Association
We contacted Governor Northam requesting that farmers market managers, staff & vendors be considered for early access to the COVID-19 vaccine. The Governor’s office indicated that this request is being considered favorably.We have been requested to provide the names & contact info for interested market staff & vendors so the Virginia Department of Health can communicate next steps to them. More info: - mailchi.mp/0806baefb530/early-access-to-vaccine ... See MoreSee Less
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The Virginia Food Access Investment Fund provides grants from $5,000 to $50,000 to help create economic opportunities and healthy neighborhoods in historically marginalized communities. Learn more: bit.ly/3hLLsBz ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to thank the wonderful sponsors of the Virginia Farmers Market Conference. Without their support this conference would not have taken place!Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesVirginia GrownVirginia Family Nutrition ProgramFarm CreditColonial Farm CreditFarm Credit Knowledge CenterVirginia Fresh MatchVirginia Farm Bureau Federation#vafma2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Azeb Kinder and Jason Biehl of Change the Narrative for sharing about systemic racism within food systems! #vafma2021The Kinder Group ... See MoreSee Less
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