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 the following benefits:

  • Annual membership to the Farmers Market Coalition
  • ​Free one year subscription to Country Folks Grower Magazine
  • Free phone consultation for markets seeking advice: contact a board member for information
  • Networking and support: contact a board member or fellow IFMA member
  • Promotion of your market or business on the IFMA website and Facebook page
  • Eligible to vote at annual meeting


About Us

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.


Current Board Members

President - Donna Brahms, 3 Bee Farms Market, Griswold, mbrahms@netins.net
Vice Pres - Jane Weber, Mississippi Valley Growers Assoc, Bettendorf farmer71@aol.com
Secretary - Lojean Petersen, Ames Main Street Farmers Market, amesmarket@gmail.com
Treasurer - Barbara Ristau, Hampton Community Farmers Market, barbr@iastate.edu
Marie Boyd - Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, Mason City, marie@healthyharvestni.com
Ann Brau - Grinnell Farmers Market, compassplantcsa@gmail.com
Josh Dansdill - Northeast Iowa RC&D, Postville, josh@northeastiowarcd.org
Kelly Foss- Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market, kfoss@downtownDSMUSA.com

Bob Shepherd- Washington Farmers Market, shep_farms02@yahoo.com