Is there a market for your produce?

Farmers' market stallholders enjoy a direct connection with their customers, benefiting from retail returns and customer feedback on their products.  As the popularity of farmers' markets increases, competition for a position there also increases.
Before beginning the accreditation application process, we highly recommend that you visit some VFMA accredited farmers' markets and speak to the market managers to gauge whether there is a demand for your product. VFMA membership does not guarantee a stall position at a VFMA accredited farmers' market.

You will need to become a member before applying for accreditation. Membership »

Accredited Producers: Farm-Based

Farmers who grow or raise produce in Victoria or within 100kms of the state border are eligible for accreditation as farm-based producers, following a rigorous assessment process that has been approved by the ACCC.  Currently, our members produce fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy, eggs, honey and plants.  Many are accredited to sell value-added products made from their produce, such as sausages, cheeses, olive oil, fruit juice or wine. They may also be accredited to bring non-food products such as leather or wool to sell at markets.

Accredited Producers: Non Farm-Based Specialty Makers

Food makers who source the majority of their primary ingredients from within Victoria are also eligible to become accredited with the VFMA.  There is a minimum score that must be maintained by Specialty Makers, based on how local their ingredients are. Our members create an enormous variety of local food including bread, jams, juices, sauces, coffee, biscuits and cheeses.  The process of accreditation for Specialty Makers is complex, in order to ensure a high calibre of knowledgeable food makers at VFMA markets.

We've transitioned to on-line accreditation applications.

Current Members:

Contact us to send you the links to top-up product forms.  There is no charge for members to add new products.

New Members:

Once you have become a member of the VFMA you can apply for accreditation using our on-line application process.  When we receive your membership form we'll contact you to find out which forms you need. 

>>Find out more about membership or download the digital application form and apply.
VFMA Membership Form 2017
(Adobe PDF File)