Become a Partner
In 2019, Modesto Certified Farmers Market celebrated its 40th season! Over the last four decades, MCFM has prided itself on providing a bridge between local farmers and the community. Over time, our goals have evolved and grown beyond that. We now offer programs that aim to educate about the market for both adults and children. MCFM believes that the best way to outreach is to provide a fun and engaging environment for people of all ages, which is why we offer a craft day, events, and/or giveaway every month. All of the programs and events that we offer are always free because MCFM stands behind education and inclusion for all.
As a 501(c)(5) not-for-profit agricultural organization, we are always striving to expand our reach and impact in the community, but we cannot do it alone. Modesto Certified Farmers Market relies on the generosity of local businesses to help us maintain our educational and outreach goals. We have been proud to partner with several businesses who have a shared commitment to educating, promoting, and improving the community over the last four decades, and we are always looking for new partners to help us further make a difference.
If you are a local business interested in partnering with MCFM for the 2020 season, would like to make an in-kind donation, would like a list of programs and events to partner with us for, or have any questions, please contact our market manager via email.
Some events and programs we offered or were part of in 2019:
- Chef at the Market- cooking demos and samples of recipes using primarily market ingredients
- School Field Trip Program- coupons and scavenger hunts for local public school students
- “Healthy Imaginations Grow Here”- crafts or special events for kids, with a different theme or focus every month
- Music at the Market- local musicians play at every market
- Jr. Chef at the Market- cooking classes for junior high-aged kids through East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District
*COVID UPDATE: We need the support of our Markets Partners now more than ever. The market, like everyone else, has faced many changes during COVID in order to safely provide our community with essential goods. Our supply expenses have increased drastically, while our income has taken a major hit. The market relies on vendor fees, merchandise sales, and help from our Market Partners to be able to run. During the pandemic, we have not had all of our vendors at the market so we are not getting all of the fees we normally rely on week to week. We have not been allowed to sell merchandise, as it is not essential. We know times are tough for all businesses, and the resources for partnerships or donations have dried up, which we have felt by the lack of Market Partners this season.
If your business has anything to spare and would like to work with us, it would be so impactful to our market and the community we continue to help support. We are always grateful when a business chooses to partner with us, but in 2020, we are so honored by those who are helping us get through this together.