The Brockton Farmers Market has a vision, and you can help make it happen!
We know Farmers markets are important because they are about celebrating and enjoying local food. Markets are also places to meet neighbors, listen to music, dance, and play. The market supports farmers and crafters all over the region. The Brockton Farmers Market is an essential part of the city!
Did you know that markets are the primary source of income for many farmers? We can't have fresh local food without places like the Brockton Farmers Market. It is also one of the few places where families receiving food assistance can make their dollar go farther!
But putting on a market year in year out takes a lot of work, and we think everyone should be paid for their time. Farmers markets also can be a place for new farmers and crafters to sell, and for youth to learn. They need support. They need you!
Imagine a market that runs longer, has more vendors, and more activities for kids. That's what this campaign is about.
It will take at least $60,000 to run the Brockton Farmers Market--money used to pay staff, to pay performers, and to train and support new vendors.
Luckily, we're half-way to that goal, but we need your help! The Market was recently awarded $30,000 from MassDevelopment as a match toward that $60,000 goal. But we have to raise our half by February 15th, and we need you to give what you can!
Wow That's A Lot Of Money! Can We Really Raise That Much?
Yes! In partnership with Mass Farmers Markets and PlacePractice, the Brockton Farmers Market is running this crowdsourced fundraising campaign that brings local hospitals, banks, and other businesses together with individual donors like YOU in order to reach the $30,000 matching goal. Together, we can do this!
Give Today and Make It Happen!
The market is where the community comes together for fresh local food while also providing economic opportunity for emerging vendors in an arts & culture infused weekly event--right on City Hall Plaza. In addition, through an emerging fellowship program provided in coordination with Mass Farmers Market and PlacePractice, we can create a place of shared learning about our food system, entrepreneurial education, and non-profit management for local youth and young adults. Give today!
(Top photo credit: Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise)