In October 2011 six farmers' and community markets in Dumfries & Galloway joined together to explore ways of developing their markets by sharing ideas, supporting each other, training and exploring marketing ideas. 

The Dumfries & Galloway Farmers' and Community Markets Association Marketing and Development Programme was the result, generously funded by LEADER, Dumfries and Galloway Council and the participating six markets, with in kind support from SAC and SAOS.  Through the programme stall holders and the volunteer market organisers have been working together to help create a stronger and more successful network of markets in Dumfries & Galloway.

In 2014 the Association was awarded funding from Scotland's Community Food Fund to undertake a programme of marketing and development.  As part of this programme inclusion in this website was extended to all markets in Dumfries & Galloway.

Membership of the Dumfries & Galloway Farmers' and Community Markets Association is open to all established markets in Dumfries & Galloway.