IFMA was organized in 2002 by farmers market managers from across Iowa. Our objectives include educating the public about the many benefits of locally-grown, fresh food; promoting farmers markets; and continuing education for market managers and vendors. IFMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
2012 Board Members
President - Donna Brahms, Atlantic FM
Vice President - Mallory Smith, Columbus Junction FM
Secretary - Dawn Troutner, Toledo FM
Treasurer - Barbara Ristau, Franklin County FM (Hampton)
Norine Black, Black's Heritage Farm FM (Ames)
Jane Weber, Mississippi Valley Growers, Inc. (Bettendorf)
Lena Gilbert, Springville FM
Ed Shaeffer, Shellsburg FM
The Board has set these committees for 2013:
We're looking for help on the committees. Please use the Contact Us page to tell us which committee you would like to join.
We welcome new members! There are 2 types of membership: as a farmers market and as an associate. Annual dues are only $20, and include a free subscription to Country Folks Grower.
Join today! Click here for a membership application.
Farmers Market members of IFMA:
Cedar Rapids Downtown
Black's Heritage Farm Market
Cedar Valley (Waterloo)
Charles City Downtown
Freight House (Davenport)
Grinnell Chamber of Commerce
Grundy County (Grundy Center)
JohnstonLake Area (Spirit Lake)
Mahaska Ruritan (Oskaloosa)
Mississippi Valley Growers, Inc. (Bettendorf)
Penick's Sweet Corn (Carlisle)
Sioux City (Buy Fresh Buy Local)
IFMA T-shirts are available in green and yellow. Pictured are Candy Hoyle, and Board members Norine Black, Ginny Gieseke, and Barbara Ristau.
In addition to T-shirts, we have sweatshirts, aprons, and caps. For more information and to place your order, contact Barbara Ristau (firstname.lastname@example.org).