The Vermont Farmers’ Market Association

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The purpose of the VTFMA is to encourage and establish successful farmers' markets in Vermont that enhance direct marketing opportunities for market vendors while building direct connections between vendors and local consumers.

To fulfill this purpose, the VTFMA will collaborate with other organizations to:


  • Facilitate communication, information sharing and networking among farmers' markets
  • Coordinate projects and provide services of value to all farmers' markets in the state
  • Collect data and conduct research on the status, needs, and benefits of farmers' markets, including the level of outreach to communities to identify how farmers' markets support businesses
  • Promote farmers' markets throughout the state
  • Provide training and technical assistance for market vendors, managers and boards
  • Create a voice for farmers' markets in the state
  • Work to increase access to farmers' markets for low-income customers
  • Develop strategic partnerships with public and private organizations to support farmers' markets
  • Pursue other objectives as determined by the membership
  • Raise funds as necessary to support the VTFMA's activities and programs.




Board Chair: Jon Cohen, Bellows Falls Farmers’ Market

Members at Large:

Alan Lepage, Barre Farmers’ Market

Sherry Maher, Post Oil Solutions Farmers’ Markets

Curtis Sjolander, St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market

Bushrod Powers, Royalton Farmers’ Market

Kevin Thompson, Capital City Farmers’ Market

Nicole Fenton, Five Corners Farmers' Market

Greg Cox, Rutland Farmers' Market

Kelly King, Jericho Farmers' Market

Steve Hoffman, Norwich Farmers' Market

Jack Stouffer, Derby Farmers' Market

Brooke Decker, West River Farmers' Market