West Virginia is home to several farmers markets. In many cases, these markets are considered
community destination points where folks come together not only to purchase
fresh produce and value added products, but enjoy entertainment and delectable,
ready-to-eat foods. The West Virginia
Department of Agriculture assists farmers in correct labeling of their
products, as well as issuing licenses for selling/distributing fresh eggs and
meat products. The WV Farmers Market Association provides
mentoring and training opportunities for both new and experienced vendors.
Department of Agriculture has management responsibilities for the outdoor portion
of the Capitol Market in Charleston, West Virginia and manages Logan Farmers’
Market in Chapmanville, West Virginia.
year from June through October, qualified West Virginia farmers and markets participate in the Farmers’
Market Nutrition Program. Eligible senior citizens and young mothers (WIC)
utilize vouchers to purchase fresh West Virginia grown fruits and vegetables. Senior citizens may also use the
vouchers for West Virginia honey.