04/01/2015 08:05 pm

Welcome to the Appalachian Farmers Market Association website!

Check Out Our Calendar of Events at the bottom of each of our pages!

 

If you are a producer,

please click this link to fill out a survey and provide informaiton so our organization can best meet producer needs.

 

If you are a buyer,

please click this link to fill out a survey and provide information to determine current levels of local food usage so we can evaluate the impacts our efforts are having on increasing connections between local food producers and restaurants and economic develop of our local food economy.


 

The Appalachian Farmers Market Association (AFMA) operates to support and sustain a viable network of community Farmers Markets throughout the Appalachian region of east Tennessee and western Virginia.

We are a volunteer organization comprised of representatives from each of our participating Farmers Markets. To meet our mission we have established the following goals:

Goal 1: Create effective economic opportunities for regional farmers, food producers and crafters.

Goal 2: Increase public awareness of Farmers Markets throughout this Appalachian region and to attract more customers to local Farmers Markets.

Goal 3: Provide educational opportunities and training events for Farmers Market managers, vendors and customers that will strengthen and grow our regional Farmers Markets.

Goal 4: Provide support and mentoring for new and emerging Farmers markets in our region.

Goal 5: Increase the availability of fresh, local foods to households of all income levels.