The Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) is the primary organization in the state of Virginia concerned with organic and biological farming and gardening. Our membership includes:

  • Certified Organic farmers and market gardeners
  • Certified Naturally Grown farmers and market gardeners
  • Practitioners of organic farming / gardening who have chosen not to be certified
  • Sustainable, ecological and low-input producers of vegetables, grains, pastured beef, poultry, eggs, dairy cows or goats, etc.
  • Biodynamic gardeners, farmers, and beekeepers
  • Home gardeners and homesteaders
  • Researchers and other agricultural professionals interested in organic or sustainable agriculture
  • Students who are pursuing an agriculture-related education (e.g., animal science, sustainable agriculture, etc.)
  • People who want to support ecological agriculture or sustainable food systems
  • People who want safe, nutritious, fresh, locally-grown food
  • People who love to eat!

Members receive:

  • Member discount and Early Registration to the annual conference
  • Our annual directory of members (a great electronic resource for networking with like-minded growers and advocates of sustainable farming practices)
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Notification of field days, (optional) legislative updates, and complete information about our annual conference.

Most importantly, members are supporting this tax-exempt organization whose mission is to educate and encourage ecologically sound methods of farming and agriculture.

Membership Categories

Membership categories include the following, although we accept donations of any amount.

Individual $40
Farm or Household (up to 5) $50
Farm Intern (at member Farm) $20
Student (at accredited school) $20
Friend $60
Contributing $75
Non-profit Organization $100
For-Profit Business $150
Patron $250
Lifetime Member $1,500

Membership Enrollment

  1. If paying with a credit card or PayPal account, select a membership type from the drop down menu below.
  2. Click [Buy Now].  A new window will open.   NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT IS REQUIRED to pay with a credit card. 
  3. After payment is made, complete our online Membership Form.
  4. To pay via check, mail Membership Form and a check payable to “VABF” to the following address:
    VABF Administrator
    P.O. Box 20437
    Roanoke, VA 24018

Membership Types