Sponsorship

Why Sponsor VAFMA? 

Virginia Farmers Market Association is currently managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, and our efforts are made possible through passionate, hard-working volunteers AND dedicated sponsors! We are more than just an association. We are a group of passionate market managers, farmers, and farmers market supporters who collaborate and give valuable time toward helping farmers markets create a thriving marketplace and sustain local food access across Virginia.

Your participation as a sponsor enables VAFMA to fulfill its mission of supporting farmers markets through education initiatives, while building opportunities for collaboration, networking, advocacy, and innovation. Your sponsorship currently helps VAFMA covers its annual overhead expenses and host an annual farmers market conference.

Position your company/organization and expose your brand to farmers market managers and farmers by becoming a sponsor of VAFMA. These opportunities enable you to reach attendees before, during, and after an event and throughout the year.

This is a great opportunity to help VAFMA expand its outreach and help us reach our goal of hiring paid staff. VAFMA is in great need of one full-time staff member AND/OR 2-3 part-time staff members. Our outreach spans across seven regions and there are over 200+ farmers markets in Virginia. As we continue to expand our outreach, the demand for full-time staffing is obvious. We need paid staff to help keep up with the day-to-day tasks necessary for an organization of this size and scope. We believe that adding paid staff will also better position us to progressively apply for grants.

VAFMA offers several sponsorship support levels outlined in the sponsor packet below (You may also download and print the .pdf).

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact:  Lisa Dearden, Foundation/Devlopment Committee Chair at treasurer@vafma.org

*Hover your cursor over the document and a gray menu bar will appear at the top of the document which allows you to flip through the pages, print, and download the sponsorship packet. 

2017 Sponsorship Final