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Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association

The mission of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (VVBGA) is to promote the economic, environmental and social sustainability of vegetable and berry farming in Vermont through education, promotion and communication among growers.

Formed in 1976 as a non-profit growers organization, the membership consists of large and small scale growers (from organic to conventional, wholesale to retail, and everything in-between), industry representatives (seed companies, compost makers, agricultural chemical representatives), University of Vermont extension and research specialists, and Vermont Agency of Agriculture personnel. Membership is open to any individual, business, or organization that is that is interested in the commercial production of vegetables and/or berries.

Memberships run on the calendar year and are renewable annually. Funds collected from membership dues are used to pay for the Association's operating costs, educational programs, research grants, promotion efforts, and to support a food safety accreditation program for VVBGA member farms (in development).

Annual Dues

Annual dues are set by the Board of Directors.

Dues for calendar year 2018 are $45 per farm, increasing to $55 after January 31, 2018. You can pay for membership and/or make an optional donation to the vegetable and berry research and extension fund by clicking here. If you prefer to print out and mail in a VVBGA membership form, click here.

Commercial memberships for 2019 start at $55/year, and for 2019 include an ad in the January 21, 2019 Annual Meeting booklet if paid for prior to Dec. 4, 2018. To make payments and get more information on commercial memberships and annual meeting sponsorships click here.

VVBGA Membership Benefits

Activities of the Association have included:

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