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 325 farms across Vermont, and beyond, as well as 50+ businesses and organizations that provide products and services of all types to our members.
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 2021 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 grants.
For 2021, dues are $60 per farm, increasing to $70 after January 31. It is optional to enroll in CAPS to earn produce safety accreditation, for $100 per farm. Reduced dues are available if the regular rates pose a financial hardship to you.
Donations to VVBGA’s research fund are encouraged!
The VVBGA board of directors allocates this money to support projects addressing agricultural engineering, pest management, produce safety, soil health, and more.
Memberships for businesses and organizations start at $80/year. For a full list of commercial membership options please review the 2021 Commercial Membership Application. A special thanks to our commercial members that sponsored the VVBGA's 2021 Annual Meeting: