Market Benefits

 

COMMUNICATION and MARKETING
CFMA LOGOS: Feature CFMA logo on websites, in social media, and on
all promotional materials.

NEWSLETTERS: Keep up-to-date with regular CFMA e-news. 
MARKETING: Get highlighted in annual the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Farm Fresh Directory.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Get promoted.  CFMA is active on Facebook, spotlighting members’ programs.
WEBSITE: Get linked.  CFMA lists and geo-maps member markets and displays member logos.

TRAINING & RESOURCES

Monthly Conferences on Topics that are are of interest to our members and recorded for you to refer back to. Keep an eye out for 2018 Dates and Topics
ANNUAL MEETING: Each year, CFMA hosts an informative Conference to bring members face-to-face with other Market Managers, vendors, farmers, board members, employees and volunteers who are all involved in the Farmers Market arena; where they can network with resource professionals and policy makers from across the state.

Here folks are able to ask questions, network, and find answers to everything they want to know about operating and managing a Market. Have the opportunity to learn more about whats happening across the state, and get updated on state regulations and policies which affect our Farmers and Ranchers.  Remember Farmers’ Markets are the cornerstone to many of our communities in Colorado and Keeping it Local isn’t just a logo its a way of Life!  We make “Colorado Proud”

DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS and SNAP:  Join these efforts. CFMA partners with LiveWell Colorado to implement Double Up Food Bucks, a SNAP incentive program for low-income consumers of fresh fruits and vegetables.  We also help vendors and markets become SNAP-authorized, resolve EBT issues, and reach new customers through these programs.
INSURANCE PRICING: Get your market/vendor insurance through our vetted broker and enjoy excellent, year-round customer service.
MONTHLY CALL-INS: Join us on conference calls to connect on timely topics, and learn from each other and experts.
SOFTWARE DISCOUNT:  Enjoy a discount on market software, Manage My Market.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT:  Get technical support as market managers, agricultural producers, and value-added vendors to bring fresh, safe and local products to consumers …
…and you have a voice and a vote in all membership meetings and Board of Directors elections.  

ADVOCACY & REGULATION
LEGISLATION: 

Have a voice! CFMA is an Associate Member of RMFU-Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, gaining CFMA members a lobbyist at the Colorado State Capital on a daily basis, regular legislative updates, participation in RMFU listening sessions, and call-ins on specific bills and policy actions.
POLICY: 

Keep updated. The Colorado-Farm-to-Market website – which CFMA led the way in creating – helps you navigate the road from farm to market. This site familiarizes Colorado food producers, and food product manufacturers and direct outlets like farmers markets with federal, state and local food licensing, permitting and regulations to ensure that the path food travels from farm to fork is safe. 

  • JOIN TODAY!   RENEW TODAY!  Annual Dues:
    Become a MARKET MEMBER! 
  • 1-25 unique vendors*/member market: $100 per year
  • 26-50 unique vendors*/member market: $150 per year
  • 51+ unique vendors*/member market: $200 per year
    *please total up all your unique vendors from each market day and each market location

       VENDORS, FRIENDS, and BOARD MEMBERS: $50 per year

 ( Note: we are currently updating our website – please check back soon for online application/renewal)