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Successful thriving farmers market take a lot of work. All of us could use some help along the way. The Wisconsin Farmers Market Association (WFMA) was created to bring together resources and expertise from around the state to help farmers markets in Wisconsin thrive. Our purpose is to promote local food consumption through the support and education of market managers, vendors, communities and consumers.

Membership in in the Wisconsin Farmers Market Association is open to all Farmers Markets who support our mission and are located in the State of Wisconsin.

We have four different membership types:

  • Farmers Market Member:
    This category represents an organization of growers, farmers, and artisans selling their products directly to the public. Agriculture related vendors must comprise at least 50% of the vendors at member market. Each member market has one vote. Membership fee is based on market size. All member markets must use their best effort to ensure all vendors comply with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Vendor Member: ($50)
    This non-voting membership category includes all farmers market vendors.
  • Association Friends: ($10 or more)
    This is a non-voting membership for individuals, organizations or other interested parties who would like to support the organization.
  • Association Sponsor: ($500 or more)
    This non-voting membership is for supporters of the WFMA’s mission. Association sponsors will be acknowledge on the associations website.

 

Benefits of Membership:

Networking: Get advice and information from Wisconsin farmers market managers through member blogs and discussion groups.

Mentoring: Get help with important topics and emerging issues at your market with a market mentor. Association members are committed to helping each other and sharing their expertise.

Education: Annual Farmers’ Market Association Conference reduced registration fees and access to regional association workshops on locally focused topics.

Up-to-date Information: Member markets will updates in new laws, regulations and rules affecting farmers markets, market vendors and products.

Library: Members share copies of market rules, job descriptions, marketing materials, newsletters and other documents.

Food Safety: Access information about food licenses, regulations and food safety practices in one location to keep your vendors and customers safe.

Voice: Have a voice in the direction and priorities of the association by attending meetings, joining a committee or becoming a board member.

Promotion: Promote your market through the public section of the Wisconsin Farmers Market website.