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

FMC Contact

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Virginia Resources

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Virginia Cooperative Extension: COVID-19 Social Distancing Signage for Use at Farmers Markets

Diana Broadaway May 27, 2020

The purpose of this Extension publication is to provide interested Extension agents, farmers market staff and vendors with lighthearted and effective examples of social distancing signage for potential utilization at farmers markets in Virginia operating during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An important key to implementing social distancing measures recommended by governmental officials is the utilization… Read More

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COVID-19 and Virginia’s Farmers Markets Protocols

Diana Broadaway May 11, 2020

We believe that farmers markets provide vital food access services to our community, and we will continue to do so as safely as possible The health, safety and overall wellbeing of our farmers market community is always our top priority. With this in mind, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly-changing situation around COVID-19 (commonly… 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

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Catalyzing Change: What can we learn from FMPP’s activities and impacts?

Stacy December 9, 2013

What role does USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) play in growing stronger, healthier, more innovative and inclusive food systems? Last fall, FMC embarked on an evaluation to assess the impacts of FMPP since its inception in 2006, with more than 200 organizations responding to a survey of grantees. Stacy Miller, director of the research… Read More