RVAg’s Diversity & Equity Statement

At RVAg, we are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our farmers markets and digital platforms. We believe that embracing diversity in all its forms leads to stronger communities, fosters innovation, and enriches our collective experiences.

In our farmers markets, we strive to create welcoming spaces where people of all backgrounds feel valued and respected. We celebrate the diversity of our vendors, customers, and community members, recognizing that each individual brings unique perspectives, talents, and contributions to our marketplaces.

We are committed to promoting equity by providing fair and equal opportunities for participation in our markets, ensuring that all vendors have access to resources and support needed to thrive. We actively seek to amplify the voices of marginalized groups and support underrepresented farmers and food producers in our community.

In our digital presence, including our webpage, we are dedicated to providing inclusive and accessible information to all visitors. We recognize the importance of representing diverse perspectives and experiences in the content we share, and we are committed to ongoing efforts to diversify our online platforms and amplify underrepresented voices in the agricultural community.

We acknowledge that creating a truly inclusive environment requires continuous learning, reflection, and action. We are committed to actively listening to feedback from our community, engaging in dialogue around issues of diversity and equity, and taking concrete steps to address systemic barriers and promote inclusivity in everything we do.

At RVAg, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only fundamental values but also essential drivers of our mission to support local agriculture and build vibrant, resilient communities. We invite all members of our community to join us in this journey toward a more equitable and inclusive future.