Welcome to the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association!
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.
VVBGA offers two types of Membership:
Farm/Grower Membership is for farms or individuals who are engaged in growing vegetables and or berries in the Northeast.
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 you can join or renew your membership.
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 projects.
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 and extension fund are encouraged! These funds support projects that address vegetable and berry farm issues around agricultural engineering, high tunnel production, pest management, produce safety, and soil health. VVBGA support helps leverage other grant funds by showing that growers have skin in the game.
Many thanks to our Annual Meeting sponsors for making it possible to offer the event at no charge to all members of the VVBGA!