COVID-19 Resources & Updates for Farmers Markets

COVID-19 Support & Resources for Farmers Markets

(Updated June 22, 2020)

On Friday, April 24th, the Agency of Agriculture, the Department of Health and the Agency of Commerce & Community Development released updated guidelines for farmers markets that largely reflect those put forward by NOFA-VT, and - critically - support access to local food for customers using 3SquaresVT/SNAP benefits. We have continuously advocated for the safe operation of farmers markets during the COVID-19 crisis, and we are grateful to the administration for putting out clear guidance that will meet the needs of community members and support farmers during this critical time of year. 

VT Agency of Agriculture Farmers Market Guidance (updated June 19th)

Stay up to date with Farmers Market Coalition COVID-19 updates and announcements 

Farmers Markets Respond to COVID-19 — National Best Practices, Examples, and Resources

Follow the national farmers market conversation - subscribe to Farmers Market Coalition's listserv

Handwashing and sanitizer resources for farmers markets - please submit additional resources to [email protected]

FOR CUSTOMERS: What to expect at farmers markets this season (based on May guidance)

VT Farmers Market COVID-19 Check-in Calls & Coaching Cinics

Every other week, NOFA-VT and Farmers Market Coalition are hosting COVID0-19 mitigation clinics for Vermont farmers markets to bring their challenges to technical assistance providers in a small group setting with other market leaders. 

NEXT CLINIC: Part of the VT Farmers Market Conference, register for sessions here.

June 18th Recording ; Password: 0l%1!&01

June 4th Recording; Password: 0L!*b?5?

May 14th Messaging Webinar

In addition to coaching clinics, NOFA-VT has been hosting regualar informal check-in calls for VT farmers markets. 


August 13th Recording 

July 28th Recording

July 13th Recording

June 26th Recording

June 8th recording

May 15th recording

May 8th recording 

April 30th recording

Questions? Contact Andrew graham at [email protected] or call (802) 434-7165.