We aim to strengthen viability of farmers markets across the state through our activities, such as meetings, surveys, trainings, development of resources and policy work. Cooperation is fostered among members in solving problems related to the production and marketing of farm products and improvement in marketing activities. The Association is a membership-based organization supported in part by both membership fees and grant dollars. More information on becoming a member is available on our website at http://wvfarmers.org/.
Member markets receive our monthly newsletter, get discounts for training opportunities and conferences sponsored by the WVFMA, access to grant opportunities, have access to staff and board members for advice and information, have voting privileges in electing WVFMA board members and a voice in farmers market policy in West Virginia!
Contact Us:West Virginia Farmers Market Association4700 MacCorkle Avenue SESuite 101Charleston, WV 25304Phone: 304-542-3331Coordinator@wvfarmers.org
TYPES OF WVFMA MEMBERSHIPS:
Farmers Market WVFMA Membership: ($50)- Open to farmers market groups and/or grower groups representing two or more growers.- Benefits: Each Market Entity is counted as one member and is entitled to one vote.- Website posting, with updates, of your farmers market.- Resources available for download from WVFMA website.- Cooperative approach to issues of concern to all markets (for example, food safety meetings with the WVDHHR & statewide farmers market survey)- Education activities for farmers and market managers- Education activities for consumers about farmers markets and products- Annual meeting and voting rights
Associate Membership: ($35)- Open to all other agricultural groups that do not qualify for another membership.- Benefits: Link to your agricultural website.- Resources available for download from WVFMA website.- Education activities.- Cooperative purchasing or exchange opportunities.- Annual meeting (Note: Associate Members cannot vote.)
Friends of the Market: ($25)- Friends cannot vote but can participate in most other activities. Open to the following:- Farmer/Artisan/Market Manager /General Public - Benefits: Link to your agricultural Website.- Resources available for download from WVFMA website.- Education activities- Cooperative purchasing or exchange opportunities- Annual Meeting (Note: friends of the Market cannot vote.)