JOIN COLORADO FARMERS MARKETS ASSOCIATION TODAY!
Colorado Farmers Market Association extends an invitation to join our statewide efforts. CFMA is the trade association for farmers market managers with a mission to support and promote these markets and enhance the direct marketing of Colorado agricultural products. Established in 2004, CFMA strives to respond proactively and effectively to the dynamics of local and regional food systems, and offers these benefits to its 2017 members:
ADVOCACY & REGULATION
LEGISLATION: Have a voice. CFMA is an Associate Member with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, gaining CFMA members a lobbyist at the Colorado State Capital on a daily basis, regular legislative updates, access to and 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 & cottage foods 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 regulations and helps 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 Farm Fresh Directory from CO Dept of Agriculture
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, a Federal food assistance program focused on local fruits and vegetables. We also work to get markets authorized to take SNAP (the new food stamp program).
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 discount on market software
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 dues for 2017 are $90. JOIN TODAY! RENEW TODAY!
Note: CFMA is largely a volunteer run organization with a paid staff person at 20 hours/month. We rely on the generous support of our members, board of directors, and community partners to provide support to rural and urban farmers markets across Colorado. Our programs are funded through membership dues and generous contributions from funders and statewide partners to provide a variety of services to our member markets and vendors. The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) provides fiscal sponsorship for our 501(c)(6) organization.