Virginia Contacts

Virginia Farmers Market Association (VAFMA)
14241 Midlothian Trnpk. #153
Midlothian, VA 23113-6500
Contact: Kim Hutchinson, PhD, MBA, Executive Director
Mobile: (804)405-3288
Web site:

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT Card Name: SNAP/Virginia EBT Card
Current contractor: Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc. (Conduent)

Claudia Jackson
SNAP Consultant
Division of Benefit Programs
Virginia Department of Social Services
(804) 726-7346

Virginia Ag Department

Virginia Department of Agriculture—Farmers Market Resources 


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Kelly Wright, RDN

Nutrition Program Coordinator
Phone: (804) 662-9319
FAX: (804) 662-9354


WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

Kelly Wright, RDN
Nutrition Program Coordinator
Phone: (804) 662-9319
FAX: (804) 662-9354

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Virginia Farmers Markets- Register with VAFMA to Utlize Data through the Market Metrics Program!

Allie Vrtachnik January 11, 2019

VAFMA is rallying all farmers market managers in Virginia to collect data on the impact their markets are having on their communities. Data is incredibly useful for demonstrating how important farmers markets are to our localities and state. It is also beneficial for improving decision-making, market promotion, media relations, advocacy and fundraising. When market managers… Read More

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Register for VAFMA’s Market Manager Certification Program- Jan. 25th- April 26th

Allie Vrtachnik January 11, 2019

VAFMA’s Market Manager Certification Program is right around the corner! ABOUT: Farmers market management requires a wide range of knowledge & skills to create a profitable market for farmers, a vibrant and diverse shopping experience for consumers, and a market that engages community partners. Market Managers have requested comprehensive training and we have heard your… Read More

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Save the Date: VAFMA 7th Annual Conference, Nov. 13-15, 2019

Allie Vrtachnik November 29, 2018

Save the Date: VAFMA 7th Annual Farmers Market Conference Shenandoah Region – Staunton, VA November 13 – 15, 2019 More info TBD. Read More

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VAFMA Disaster Recovery Resources

Allie Vrtachnik September 26, 2018

VAFMA Disaster Recovery Resources Includes: Documenting Disaster Losses What Help is Available for What Type of Disaster Losses? Disaster Unemployment Assistance (FEMA) Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs at a Glance Common Stages of Disaster Recovery Read More

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Virginia Farmers Market Association Resources

Allie Vrtachnik March 29, 2018

VAFMA has compiled and categorized highly useful resources for market managers and staff to aid in regulating and running market. Via on their website resources page, information, guides, tips, posts, and presentations are broken down into: Building Market Success Market Manager Development Food Access Impact Food Safety Outreach & Social Media Market Programs   Read More

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The Consumer & the Farmers Market: What the Research Shows Us

Stacy January 12, 2014

This powerpoint presentation reviews Mid-Atlantic consumer attitudes and behaviors related to farmers markets.  Includes distinguishing characteristics of farmers market shoppers in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Richmond, and New York City, as well as perceptions about what products are purchased and perceptions about what kinds of locally grown crops are available. Funding for the study was… Read More