VAFMA Farmers Market Conference

“Shine Bright * Stand Out”

November 8-9, 2017

Roanoke, VA

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VAFMA is hosting the Fifth Annual Virginia Farmers Market Conference November 8 & 9, 2017 in the Star City of Roanoke, VA. Conference location is Charter Hall in the City Market, 27 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke, 24011.

This year’s theme Shine Bright, Stand Out will highlight strategies to ensure your famers market stands out as a leader in your community. Topics cover areas critical to farmers market management success, such as:

  • New food safety rules
  • Data Collection: how to & impacts
  • Marketing Your Market
  • Leadership Training
  • Community Development & Event Planning

A full agenda is finalizing and will be posted soon! This is an excellent opportunity to get connected to resources, network with market managers from across the state, and find out more about the Virginia Farmers Market Association and how YOU can get involved!

Attendees will enjoy staying at the new Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Roanoke, VA, just walking distance to the conference center and lots of local restaurants & shops. Attendees may take advantage of booking their room at the group rate of $129/night (double occupancy) by clicking on the link below:

Please note, your room reservation must be booked by October 17 to take advantage of this group rate.

*If you need to be paired up with a roommate, please indicate this on the Eventbrite ticket survey OR send us an email at and put in the subject line: Conference Roommate Request and our conference committee will work to get you paired up with another market manager.

**If you need financial help to attend our conference, please let us know. VAFMA has a few small scholarships available for those in need. If you would like to know more, please send an email to or to and we will do what we can to help you get to the conference.

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Exhibitor Opportunities are available: Exhibitor Flyer 2017