VFM Vendor Handbook
Everything vendors need to know about the Vashon Farmers Market
Fresh Bucks have changed and are now called SNAP Market Match Bucks. You can get them using your EBT card on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Village Green when VIGA’s Vashon Fresh (the on line marketplace) is there to distribute food purchased on line. In fact, you can purchase directly from farms using Vashon Fresh (www.vashonfresh.com) and pay for your food with EBT tokens and SNAP Market Match Bucks when you pick up your food. Check the Vashon Fresh website for pickup times. You can also use your EBT tokens and SNAP Market Match Bucks at VIGA farm stands on the island. New maps will be out in a couple of weeks.
NEW THIS YEAR: All Farmers Market or Vashon Fresh vendors are required to have liability insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 total. The Vashon Island Growers Association must be listed as co-insured.
We recommend Campbell Risk Management
March 17, 2020 – USDA $79.4 million in grants announced – click here for info!
We are following and monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic closely. We are considering what is best for our growers, producers, musicians, customers and community in terms of their safety, income and access to fresh, healthy food. More information is forthcoming and we will keep you in the loop!
For up to date information from the Washington State Farmers Market Association, please click here.
Please look for events from VIGA’s own Get Growing and C.R.A.F.T.