West Virginia Contacts

West Virginia Farmers Market Association
9am – 4pm, Monday through Friday.
Contact: Erica Gallimore
Project Coordinator
E-mail: wvfma@wvfarmers.org
Phone: 304-202-6618
Website: www.wvfarmers.org

SNAP Info & Contacts

Program name/EBT card name: SNAP/Mountain State Card
Current contractor: Fidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Erica Gallimore
Project Coordinator
West Virginia Farmers Market Association
(304) 258-3815

West Virginia Ag Department

West Virginia Department of Agriculture 


WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Marsha King

FMNP Coordinator

Phone: (304) 356-4498

Main Number: (304) 558-0030

FAX: (304) 558-1541

Email: Marsha.A.King@wv.gov


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 

Connie Tolley, Director

Phone: (304) 558-2210

FAX: (304) 558-2270

Email: ctolley@wvda.us, Email: cgallagher@wvda.us


FMC Contact

To add state news and resources, contact:
Ben Feldman

West Virginia News/Case Studies

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More

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West Virginia State Parks to host summer, farm-to-table dinners

Allie Vrtachnik May 29, 2018

This summer, 8 West Virginia State Parks will host farm-tp-table dinners to encourage state park visits and promote local foods. “The dinners are scheduled between June 14 and Sept. 27 and are hosted by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA), West Virginia Farmers Market  Association (WVFMA), West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) and West… Read More

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West Virginia’s Agriculture Dept. to oversee state’s farmers markets

Allie Vrtachnik May 7, 2018

With more than 120 West Virginia farmers markets in operation, the state’s Department of Ag will step in to oversee the vast growth, a measure included in 2018 Legislature. “The new law transfers the rules and regulations for farmers’ markets from the Department of Health and Human Resources to the Department of Agriculture. It also… Read More

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West Virginia “Farm Roots” program for small farmers and veterans

Allie Vrtachnik April 23, 2018

“A new project taking root in the Kanawha Valley is aiming to help small farmers and veterans in West Virginia grow and then market carrots to restaurants and other local consumers. The goal of the West Virginia National Guard’s Patriot Guardens and Capitol Conservation District’s “Farm Roots” project is to help those participating to first… Read More

Farmers Markets Play a Big Role in Promoting USDA’s Summer Food Service Program

Honesta Romberger May 27, 2015

With summer fast approaching and another school year coming to a close, many students are looking forward to a break from their textbooks and the rigors of the classroom. But one serious question looming over the minds of many of the 21.5 million American children who receive free and reduced price lunch during the school… Read More

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Spring market season is ripe for data collection at AFRI pilot markets

Liz Comiskey May 15, 2015

While farmers market shopping activity across the United States heats up, nine markets in three regions will also be springing into action with their data collection season for the AFRI-funded Indicators for Impacts project, a three-year data collection research pilot led by University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Dr. Alfonso Morales and Farmers Market Coalition. Last fall each… Read More