Welcome to Virginia Farmers Market Association!

The core mission of VAFMA is to support farmers markets through education while building opportunities of collaboration, networking, advocacy, and innovation that supports the growth and sustainability of farmers markets across the Commonwealth.

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 members-only webinars

Connect with Your Peers

  • Connect with VAFMA’s regional leaders
  • Meet other members at regional meetings

Stay Current

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

Enjoy a Free Gift

  • 2024 Social Media Content Calendar for Farmers Markets – with dates and post prompts to help you plan your marketing

Save Money

Online Platforms

  • 20-40% off a Constant Contact subscription
  • 15% discount on Farmspread market management software
  • Food4All – 25% off setup fee ($100 value) plus a free online marketplace store
  • A free premium feature from Local Line marketplace platform for VAFMA members (up to $300 value). View their premium features on their pricing page
  • $35 off Lulus Local Food fees making VAFMA membership free for new members! (Renewing members can apply it to their membership too of course.)
  • 20% discount on Manage My Market software services

Market Products/Rentals

Marketing & Business Consulting

Food Safety Training

  • 10% discount on Alcohol and Food Safety Training and Manager Certification from Terry N. Phillips of Consulting Hospitality, Inc


  • Access to the Farmers Market Coalition's Member-Only discounts

Better Promote & Fund Your Market

  • Be included in the Farmers Market Trail Guide in 2024
  • Be highlighted on VAFMA social media pages
  • 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

Membership is open to anyone who supports farmers markets. There are several levels of membership based on the type of sponsor you are:

New Member - $35 - All markets new to VAFMA (First Year Price Only)

Small Market - $50 - Markets with 2-15 vendors

Medium Market - $100 - Markets with 16-35 vendors

Large Market - $150 - Markets with 36+ vendors

Multi-Market - $250 - Organizations managing 2+ markets

Vendor - $25 - Any farmer, food producer, or artisan selling products at a community farmers market

Partner - $25 - Consumers who regularly shops at a farmers market in Virginia

Friend of VAFMA - $25 - People or organizations other than farmers markets who support the mission of VAFMA

If you wish to pay by check OR have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

Choose a Membership

New Member Starting at $35.00

Small Market Starting at $50.00

Medium Market Starting at $100.00

Large Market Starting at $150.00

Multi-Market Starting at $250.00

Vendor Starting at $25.00

Partner Starting at $25.00

Friend of VAFMA Starting at $25.00