|Dear VAFMA Friends,
We have some incredibly exciting news. VAFMA received a USDA FMPP grant!
This funding will allow us to better serve Virginia’s farmers markets and to help build a more resilient local food system. We are very grateful for this opportunity and for the USDA’s confidence in our project.
In our e-news below we have a few other items we wanted you to know about before the holiday as well. There’s an update on the fraudulent website we notified you about earlier this week, a State of Virginia Farmers Markets report, news on a funding opportunity for retail food operations, and a reminder about our Market Manager Certification Program.
On behalf of VAFMA’s Board and Staff, I wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Kim Hutchinson, PhD, MBA
Virginia Farmers Market Association