Farmers markets in Michigan are stronger because we stand behind them.

Your contribution is needed to support market managers in establishing, maintaining and growing thriving farmers markets—vital community resources that serve your neighbors, local farmers and businesses, and you.

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers Markets Are Essential

 

Although we all need food, accessing it can be a challenge. Whether you live in an urban or rural community, you may be faced with barriers to accessing food that include transportation, affordability, and knowledge of selection and food preparation techniques, among others. As markets are set up, barriers are broken down. Farmers markets located thoughtfully and purposefully within a community, markets that accept food assistance benefits, and markets that offer educational opportunities can be integral to overcoming barriers and expanding food access in the  community.

 

 

 

 

Farmers Markets Don’t Just Happen

 

Individuals, organizations, and donors work tirelessly behind the scenes to help farmers markets thrive. The market manager, vendors, and their network of supporters go above and beyond setting up tents and displaying products to create thriving marketplaces. They work diligently all year round to ensure everyone has access to the market, to increase the viability of the farms and businesses that make up the market, and to develop and implement programming that celebrates the market as a place within the community for health, food access, inclusivity, and connection. 

 

When these individuals and organizations need support, they turn to us- the Michigan Farmers Market Association.

 

We connect markets so they can learn from each other, we give voice to their needs, and we build strong markets through training and technical assistance. We act as a centralized resource for market managers, farmers and vendors, and their supporters—a one-stop shop to meet their needs. 

 

 

Farmers markets in Michigan are stronger because we stand behind them.

We need you to stand with us. The most important thing you can do to support local farmers markets is to shop there! With each bushel, peck, and pint you purchase you are helping farmers be profitable, investing in your health, and recognizing the community and economic benefits of the market. Making a donation to MIFMA and/or your local farmers market is how you can take your support to the next level. Your contribution is needed to support market managers in establishing, maintaining and growing thriving farmers markets—vital community resources that serve your neighbors, local farmers and businesses, and you. As a MIFMA donor, you can support the more than 250 farmers markets across Michigan that serve nearly every county in our state and communities just like yours.

 

Please help us meet the need and celebrate the joy of farmers markets by giving today. 

 

 

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Other Ways to Give

Shop our wishlist:  Items purchased through MIFMA’s Amazon Wish List ship directly to us and allow us to be more efficient with day to day office tasks and at MIFMA events. For more information, please contact us at office@mifma.org.

 

Amazon Smile: Support MIFMA with every Amazon order! When you shop using Amazon Smile, Amazon automatically donates a portion of your eligible purchase price to MIFMA at no extra cost to you. Follow the directions below to select MIFMA as your donation recipient:

1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/change

2. Navigate to “Or pick your own charitable organization” and type Michigan Farmers Market Association in the search bar.

 

 

3. Click the yellow “Select” button next to the Michigan Farmers Market Association listing.

 

 

 

You’re all set! In order to use Amazon Smile, you must use the URL smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. Purchases made through amazon.com will not generate a donation to MIFMA.

Please note: if you use the Amazon app on your phone to shop, you’ll need to follow these directions instead.