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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and the Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA) are pleased to announce their partnership in recognizing National Farmers Market Week in the Commonwealth. National Farmers Market Week is August 2-8, 2020 and to celebrate the importance of the farmers markets in providing fresh and locally grown produce and products to their communities, VDACS and VAFMA are excited to announce the 2020 Virginia Farmers Market Week theme – Farmers Markets Are Local Food Superheroes!
During the celebration of Farmers Market Week (August 2-8, 2020), market managers and market staff are encouraged to decorate their market manager booth or drive-thru market pick-up booth in a manner that celebrates the local food superhero theme. If a market is not currently open to the public (for example, doing online orders only), managers and staff are still encouraged to participate by creating a display in any area that adheres to COVID-19 guidelines (for example, a yard or area that allows for proper social distancing).
Market managers will take a picture of the booth once it is complete and submit the picture to the Virginia Farmers Market Association and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for a statewide photo contest which will be hosted on Facebook.
Winners will be determined, in each of the eight VAFMA regions, based on the number of Facebook likes the photos receive during the contest. And the winning market in each region will receive a Virginia Grown/Virginia Finest gift basket and Virginia is for Farmers Market Lovers swag.