Virginia Speciality Food Association
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The Virginia Specialty Food Association's (VASFA) mission is to provide its members with business growth, educational, marketing, and collaborative opportunities that promote their passion for creating the finest and diverse specialty food products throughout the Commonwealth.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH VASFA
VASFA is your professional food association and community, here to provide the networking, inspiration, and tools to help you thrive as a business.
"The volunteer founders and members of VSFBA have made a significant difference for my business over the last 12 years. From meeting our QA consultant to knowing what to do at our initial trade shows, the guidance and support has saved our team time and helped us avoid many costly mistakes."
Our membership options provide businesses, within the specialty food industry, with helpful insight into the topics that mean the most to you! From sales & marketing, press support, to business education, and so much more!
General Business Education
Sales & Marketing Assistance
Compliance Education & Support
Promotion & Connections
State & National Organization Partnerships
Founded in 1947 as the Tidewater Canners Association, the VASFA has evolved to help producers, retailers and farmers across the commonwealth grow their businesses through joint marketing programs, promotional campaigns, and technical assistance.
VASFA is the only statewide organization dedicated to the craft food and beverage industry's production, promotion, and placement in the Commonwealth. Craft-made and local food has become increasingly popular nation-wide, and the VASFA is developing to meet our members evolving needs. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the Virginia specialty food and beverage industry.
As interest in craft made and local food continues to rise nationally, the VASFA is evolving to meet the growing needs of our members. Our non-profit association is the leading information resource for all specialty food and beverage producers, service providers, retailers and industry professionals within Virginia. Our Goal is to help our member businesses grow and be successful while further developing the awareness of the Virginia Specialty Food & Beverage industry through education, promotion, and collaboration.