Our sponsors are like the brightly colored umbrellas that cover our market tables: much needed and serving a great purpose, though silent and in the background. Without supporting sponsors, the Farmington Farmers Market would "simply not be." Though wholly operated by the City of Farmington, which provides and maintains a public forum at the Sundquist Pavilion and Riley Park, the market is entirely self-reliant, depending on sponsors, vendor booth fees and fundraising as its primary sources of "operating funds."
As community stakeholders, our sponsors play a lead role in creating a sense of place and a feeling of community. Some sponsors are large and structured, such as Beaumont Health; others are local downtown businesses like Farmington Insurance, and still others are private practicing professionals such as Wright Beamer Attorneys or the Accountanting firm of Montgomery, Wiethorn, Burke, Mackinder & Dye. Such a diverse group! What they all have in common is that they care. And so, in turn, we at the market are grateful for the bustling and vibrant community life they make possible on Saturdays in downtown Farmington. The weekly entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children's activities, even our tents and tables and this website are among the many things that would silently and quickly disappear without their love and support for community. Bravo to all of them! Below is a canvas of these local heroes that the Farmington Farmers Market is proud to represent. The logos are live so you can jump to each site. Consider sending a note to their contact page or just a quick call thanking them for what they do!
Please welcome in 2019
Beaumont and next-door neighbor and friend Fresh Thyme have joined together as the co-presenting sponsors of the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market! Their brands are widely known, respected and notable for community inclusion. Working together with farmers and artisans, we are co-joined to form a coalition promoting health, wellness and nutrition in all life aspects, whether going on a weekly fitness walk, taking advantage of free health screenings, learning at our cooking demos or shopping for the good food that our Market Town offers.
Essential Family Chiropractic is another healthfy resource joining the market as a sponsor!. A good neighbor located just across the street from the market, Dr. Natalie Nedanovski considers her family chiropractic practice the safest, most effective form of health care. Their gentle techniques allow them to care for patients ranging from newborns to adults. Stop by to welcome them to the market neighborhood. Dr. Natalie's capable staff will be a regular participant and resource at the market this year, pointing both children and adults to healthful avenues for their personalized individual needs.
Calder Dairy is new to Farmington and thrilled to be the marquee sponsor of our coveted summer chef demo series, Cookin at the Market. This fully operating dairy farm out of Carleton, Michigan, is a prime example of "shop local, buy local."
Local realtor Erika Skrabut of Farmington Hills increased her sponsorship by two this year, recognizing the value in showcasing an upstart brand identity at the hub of weekly activitiy in city center Farmington
Welcome, Mutual Realty of Farmington. Mutual Realty is actually a trio of professional real estate services that includes property management, mortgage origination and real estate sales. You will recognize their builidng near the market when you pass by the red, white, and blue fiberglass tiger out front.
If you would like to add your name to our honorable circle of sponsors, consider that sponsorship puts you hand in hand with our community, deepening your relationship by showing you the value of what the community prizes. Our market is a community jewel attracting a weekly average of 3,249 (2018) people -- upwards of 75,000 over the course of a season. What a great way to make an impression because we bring repeat customers!
Sponsorship is sound business and a good way to market your presence in the community. You see, we partner with you and pair your growing brand with our growing brand, providing access to our unique and exclusive marketing toolbox. Let us be your back office marketing support!