Member Benefits

Your membership pays for itself with savings and special offers that serve you and your market.

ALL LEVELS of membership are annual (January – December) and include these benefits:

Dual Membership

  • VAFMA members are also members of the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC)

Advance Your Career

  • Discount on Conference registration
  • Discounts on Trainings & Webinars
  • Access to FMC’s member-only webinars

Connect with Your Peers

Stay Current

  • Receive VAFMA’s newsletter
  • Receive FMC’s Fresh Picks e-Newsletter

Enjoy a Free Gift

  • 2022 Social Media Content Calendar for Farmers Markets – with dates and post prompts to help you plan your marketing.

Save Money

  • 5 – 10% off Web & Print Design Services – LinkHouse Consultants
  • 15% discount on Farmspread market management software
  • 25% discount on Manage My Market software services
  • $50 discount on initial strategy session with The Apple Cart food business consulting (normally $225, reduced to $175 for a 1.5 hour meeting)
  • 5-30% off Constant Contact email marketing and event registration
  • $35 off Lulus Local Food fees making VAFMA membership free for new members! (Renewing members can apply it to their membership too of course.)
  • A free premium feature from Local Line marketplace platform for VAFMA members ($150 – $300 value). View their premium features on their pricing page:
  • 10% discount on Alcohol and Food Safety Training and Manager Certification from Terry N. Phillips of Consulting Hospitality, Inc
  • Access to FMC’s Members-Only discounts from Loco Canopies, MerchantSource, Old Time Wooden Nickel and More

Better Promote & Fund Your Market

  • Be included in the Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers Farmers Market Trail
  • Be eligible for Fiscal sponsorship by VAFMA
  • One-on-One Strategy Sessions to help you plan a market visit by an elected official
  • Reduced fees for market development consulting
  • Claim your market on our map and connect it to your website
  • Access to National Farmers Market Week promotional tools
  • Access to FMC’s Member Only Resources, such as POP Club Guide, Toolkit, and Templates.

Make Your Voice Heard

  • VAFMA works for you on the state and national level – members are represented in Richmond and in Washington
  • Take member surveys and influence VAFMA’s agenda
  • Join grass roots advocacy efforts
  • Members are eligible to vote in VAFMA’s membership meeting

Receive Technical Assistance

  • Our experienced group of market managers answer questions about everything from starting a farmers market to SNAP/EBT and marketing, food safety, and more
  • Technical Assistance is available on a fee-based consulting service for farmers markets, their partners and organizations seeking to understand and support them. Member organizations are eligible for two hours of free technical assistance