The VVBGA is a non-profit organization founded in 1976 to promote the economic, environmental and social sustainability of vegetable and berry farming in Vermont.
Our membership includes over 400 farms across Vermont, and beyond, as well as ~50 businesses and organizations that provide products and services of all types to our members.
VVBGA offers two types of Membership:
Farm/Grower Membership is for farms or individuals that grow vegetables, berries, and other horticultural crops.
Commercial Membership is for business or organizations that provide services or products relevant to growers in the Northeast. For more information please visit the commercial membership page.
Click here to create an account and get the benefits of VVBGA membership! Once you create an account and join, you can easily make changes to your farm information, and renew your membership in future years. Farm/ Grower members must be logged into your farm dashboard in order to pay or renew your membership dues.
Member benefits include:
- Access to the VVBGA listserv, to buy/sell plants and equipment, share farming information, and tap the vast experience of our growers.
- Access to the Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) program designed by growers, for growers, to help you easily meet market and regulatory food safety expectations.
- Access to the VVBGA's Soil Health Platform, where you can organize all your soil tests, and create or store your soil amendment plans and records.
- Access to webinars for growers and the VVBGA Annual Meeting.
- An e-mail subscription to the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Newsletter.
- Camaraderie, enhanced communication and fellowship among commercial growers.
Memberships are per farm, per calendar year. Annual dues are set by the board of directors; these funds pay for the VVBGA's operating costs, and support educational programs and research projects.
The 2024 Membership Rate is $70 per farm if paid before February 1, 2024. In February, the rate will increase to $80 per farm. If this payment poses a financial hardship you may select a reduced rate, no questions asked.
Donations to VVBGA’s Research and Extension Fund are encouraged! These funds support projects that address grower needs around agricultural engineering, high tunnel production, pest management, pollinators, produce safety, and soil health. VVBGA funds helps leverage other grant funds by showing that growers have skin in the game.