V.F.M.A.'s MISSON STATEMENT:
The Village Farmers Market Association is dedicated to educating Vandenberg Village and the surrounding communities about the benefits of consuming locally grown organic foods and ways to limit their waste by: recycling, reducing, composting, and reusing. This will be accomplished by: providing educational opportunities, promoting a locally based food system, and supporting local, sustainable, and responsible food production.
V.F.M.A.'s COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION:
The reason V.F.M.A. exists is to educate the community about the benefits of eating a locally based healthy diet. This not only helps people eat more nutrient rich food, but also supports local farmers who have chosen to produce food responsibly.
V.F.M.A. is spreading the word about eating local with "community outreach programs." These programs are geared towards educating both adults and children in fun and informal settings. Currently, V.F.M.A.'s community outreach programs consist of: