Many components go into creating and coordinating a successful market, but ultimately markets wouldn’t happen without our local farmers and the community members that shop there. Our farmers are members of our markets, we say why not you too.
We love bringing growers only markets to communities throughout Colorado, but typically it is the farmers who take the lion’s share of risk in a new market. Their goods are perishable and costly to grow, harvest, and bring to market. In an effort to mitigate this risk, BCFM is developing a new market model that guarantees farmers and ranchers minimum sales needed to cover their basic costs of coming to market. The farmers, in turn, can then commit to attending the entire season. Produce purchased to meet the minimum is donated to local nonprofits.
A community membership program funds these minimum purchases. We are debuting this program with our newest market in Lafayette. Residents of Lafayette can now become Founding Members of the Lafayette Farmers Market. In addition to helping distribute risk, the program –
The membership for community members is $55 for the season. Want to become a founding business member? Email Elyse Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please mail your membership fee of $55 to 1435 Yarmouth Ave. Suite 102, Boulder, CO 80304.