Market Member Benefits

Here is a list of 2017 benefits for our CFMA Member Markets:

ADVOCACY & REGULATION
LEGISLATION: Have a voice. CFMA is an Associate Member of 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. 

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
ANNUAL MEETING: Plan to attend March 17 & 18, 2017 in Longmont. Each year, CFMA hosts this event to bring members face-to-face with resource professionals and each other.

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.  

Annual CFMA dues for 2017 are tiered for Market Members:
MARKET MEMBERS 
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

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