Become A Sponsor

Position your company and expose your brand to farmers market managers, farmers, and/or shoppers by becoming a sponsor of one or more of MIFMA’s programs or events. These opportunities enable you to reach attendees before, during and after the events. Your participation as a sponsor will enable MIFMA to continue to work toward our mission of advancing farmers markets in creating thriving marketplaces for local food and farm products.

MIFMA provides different levels of sponsorship opportunities and recognition that coincides with each level. Please feel free to choose a level that reflects your interest and capacity or contact us to customize a sponsorship packet that suits your organization.

Become a Sponsor now and contribute online by clicking the links below.

Julia A. Darnton Market Manager Certificate Program Scholarship Fund

The Market Manager Certificate Program is a voluntary program designed to encourage farmers market managers to pursue leadership skills and professional development in topics essential to market management.

Supporting market managers pursuing professional development through the Market Manager Certificate Program benefits the community by:

  • Helping to create a stronger, more accessible food system in your community
  • Supporting the ongoing education of a community organizer – your farmers market’s manager
  • Strengthening community development and prosperity
  • Standing behind the entrepreneurs and small businesses who seek to thrive within a farmers market setting
  • Professionalizing the role of a market manager and encouraging active leadership and retention of this important community position

By contributing to the Julia A. Darnton Scholarship Fund, your donation will allow MIFMA to select a market manager from a pool of qualifying candidates and offer support with program registration and related expenses. Scholarship donations provided for MIFMA to distribute are welcome at any amount.

Click here to complete the donation form online

Click here for a downloadable donation form

Farmers Market at the Capitol Sponsorship

Vendors travel from all over the state of Michigan to attend the Farmers Market at the Capitol. Their products vary from fruits and vegetables to artisan cheeses, eggs, meat, sauces, baked goods, apples, cider, donuts, pies, spice rubs, jams, fish, chocolates and caramels, soap, honey, beeswax products, popcorn and kettle corn, maple syrup, dog treats, and cut flowers.

These public-facing events are the visual cornerstone of MIFMA’s work to advocate for farmers markets and farmers and vendors across the state. The 2017 Farmers Markets at the Capitol reached approximately 18,800 shoppers that spent more than $235,000 with 83 unique Michigan farmers and small business owners across the three markets.

To learn more about the event, or to sign up to be notified with sponsorship information when it becomes available for the 2022 season, please email MIFMA Communications Manager Hailey Lamb at hailey@mifma.org

Michigan Farmers Market Conference

This annual will reach farmers market managers and stakeholders with information about the emerging trends in the Michigan farmers market community. Cornerstones of the conference include ample networking opportunities, a keynote speaker, and engaging roundtable discussions.

Over 100 registrants attended the 2021 Michigan Farmers Market Conference. The audience included beginning and advanced farmers market managers, educators, farmers, and other members of the local food system. Attendees said that they were very likely to attend the 2022 conference as well as recommend the event to another farmer or market manager.

View the 2021 sponsorship packet here! If you have any questions, please contact Communications Manager Hailey Lamb at hailey@mifma.org.

Michigan Farmers Market Conference Sponsorship Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring our 2022 Michigan Farmers Market Conference! Please complete this form to receive additional information when it becomes availabl.e