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 open to both members and non-members, free of charge. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 11 am to 2 pm
WHERE: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
REGISTRATION: Free but please let us know you are coming
Heather Wheeler from the VDACS Marketing Division will be presenting about the Virginia Grown and Virginia Finest Programs, as well as best practices for farmers market vendors.
We also have Courtney Mickiewicz from the VDACS Food Safety Division to speak about policies and compliance that both market managers and vendors should be aware of.
Additionally, we have some information about the Certified Naturally Grown program, which is gaining traction with small producers. Certifications include produce, mushrooms, livestock, apiary and aquaponics.
Our Executive Director, Dr. Kim Hutchinson, will also be there to tell you more about VAFMA and its initiatives and benefits. We hope to see you there!