One of the Village Farmers Market Association's (V.F.M.A.) goals is to foster a locally based food system. One way V.F.M.A. is committed to accomplishing this is by providing a conduit between local farmers and consumers. This will be done at V.F.M.A. sponsored California State Certified Farmers' Markets. This farm to consumer connection is in lieu of conducting business through numerous middle men which each inevitably take a portion of the farmer's profit. This Enables local farmers and all connected with the system make livable wages and ensure the sustainability of local and responsible farms.
V.F.M.A. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that's 100% volunteer run. Because of this, V.F.M.A. is able maintain low vendor fees ensuring our above goals are easily sustainable. ALL vendor fees go directly into supporting the market, or to supporting V.F.M.A.'s community outreach programs.
V.F.M.A. is committed to keeping the Vandenberg Village Farmers' Market in-line with a vision of what V.F.M.A. feels a farmers' market is meant to be.