The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is partnering with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) to collect information about direct market farmers in Vermont. Direct markets are defined as market channels where producers sell their products directly to the end user. This survey is focused on CSAs, farmers markets, and farm stands.

Some of this information will be used to update statewide directories of farm stands and CSAs, including those maintained by VAAFM, NOFA-VT, and DigInVT. The information that will be listed publicly is clearly denoted in each section of the survey. In addition to updating farm stand and CSA directories, we are collecting information to better understand the status of direct markets and the needs of direct market farmers in the state. Any answers provided in response to sales and economic data in the sections below will only be used by Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets or NOFA-VT to learn more about direct markets and individual responses will not be shared publicly.

Your responses will only be shared in an aggregate form in reports and publications. Details from the “Farm Information” section may be shared with other organizational listings to promote your farm stand and/or CSA if you choose the option to have your farm information listed.