Become A Sponsor

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. 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.

Farmers Market at the Capitol


The mission of the Farmers Markets at the Capitol is to provide a thriving marketplace that showcases Michigan food and agricultural products in an effort to educate our state decision-makers on the importance of supporting farmers, ag-based businesses, and farmers markets.

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 2022 Farmers Markets at the Capitol market reached over 9,000 shoppers that spent more than $190,000 with 60 unique Michigan farmers and small business owners. This included nearly $4,000 in food assistance benefits redeemed at the market, demonstrating that the event was accessible to shoppers of all income levels.

We welcome sponsorships for a single market, or all three! Explore our 2024 sponsorship packet here, and submit your application digitally here.

Questions? Contact MIFMA Director of Communications Hailey Lamb at


Become a Sponsor!

Michigan Farmers Market Conference - Exhibitors and Sponsors


The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) is excited to introduce the 2024 Michigan Farmers Market Conference: Harvesting Change! This annual event reaches farmers market managers and community-driven marketplace partners with information about emerging trends in the Michigan farmers market community. Cornerstones of the conference include ample networking opportunities, a keynote speaker, roundtable discussions, and of course, great local food. 

This event provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate your to support of community driven marketplaces in Michigan and the people who work hard to make them happen. It’s thanks to local food champions like you that we are able to continue to fulfill our mission of placing equity at the forefront of supporting the viability of community-driven marketplaces so that they can connect ALL consumers to local farms and businesses.

We look forward to exploring opportunities for the 2025 Michigan Farmers Market Conference in late 2024.

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