Farmers' Markets

Farmers' market stand

For 30 years, we have been working to enhance direct marketing opportunities for farmers, to connect farmers and local consumers, and to maintain the viability of rural communities through farm-based economic development. 

Visit the following links or those on the right to learn more about NOFA Vermont's work with farmers' markets.

Provide Technical Support and Networking Opportunities to Vermont Farmers’ Markets:

Evaluate The Economic and Social Value of Farmers’ Markets in Vermont Through Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis:

Assist with On-Site Market Evaluation, Strategic Planning, and Market Grants:

  • Consultation on and resources for market evaluation and strategic planning
  • Farmers’ Market Mini-Grants available to improve infrastructure, business plans, and professional development 

Expand Direct Market Opportunities to Low-Income Consumers:

Promote Farmers’ Markets in Vermont:

Current funding for NOFA-VT’s Farmers’ Market Work:

Castanea Foundation

USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant

Wholesome Wave Foundation

SARE Sustainable Community Grant