In 2007, a group of farmers, with guidance from the WVU Extension Service and the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, with a West Virginia Department of Agriculture grant, took steps to create a statewide farmers market association–the West Virginia Farmers Market Association (WVFMA). The goal of the association is to strengthen viability of farmers markets across the state. Cooperation will be fostered among members in solving problems related to the production and marketing of farm products and improvement in marketing activities.