We welcome new members! There are 2 types of membership: as a farmers market and as an associate. Annual dues are only $30 and include the following benefits:

  • Annual membership to the Farmers Market Coalition and all of its resources!
  • Annual opportunity to order free Farm Bureau market bags on a per market basis
  • ​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

Vice Pres - Josh Dansdill - Northeast Iowa RC&D, Postville, 
Secretary - Lojean Petersen, Ames Main Street Farmers Market,
Treasurer - Barbara Ristau, Hampton Community Farmers Market,
Kelly Foss- Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market,

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

Julie Madden - Akron Farmers Market, editor@akronhometowner.com 

Kristin Eggen - Decorah Farmers' Market, decorahfarmersmarket.treasurer@gmail.com

Kevin Umphress - Pleasant Hill Community Farmers Market, kevinumphress@bereanag.com