About Us

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:

  • Free one year subscription to Country Folks Grower Magazine
  • Free phone consultation for markets seeking advice
  • Promotion of your market or business on the IFMA website and Facebook page
  • Eligible to vote at annual meeting

Current IFMA Members


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.


2019 Board Members:

President - Donna Brahms, 3 Bee Farms Market

Vice President - Jane Weber, Mississippi Valley Growers Association
Secretary - Lojean Petersen, Ames Main Street Farmers Market
Treasurer - Barbara Ristau, Franklin County Farmers Market

Marie Boyd - Healthy Harvest of North Iowa
Ann Brau - Grinnell Farmers Market

Josh Dansdill - Northeast Iowa RC&D

Kelly Foss- Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market

Bob Shepherd- Washington Farmers Market