Our Mission

Our Mission
The Friends of the Farmers Market, a 501c3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, provides support to the Blacksburg Farmers Market by educating the community on the benefits of locally grown and sustainably produced food, providing development and business support on behalf of vendors, providing effective market management, and fostering a vibrant local economy and community gathering place.

Our Goals
To support and promote vendor opportunity, retention, and financial viability.
To promote public health by increasing knowledge about the value and enjoyment of locally produced and sustainably grown food.
To assist people with limited income to access affordable, healthy food.
To implement effective strategies for internal market management and communication.
To contribute to the vitality of downtown Blacksburg.