Community Supported Marketplace (CSM)
You've probably heard of a CSA or maybe you're already supporting a local farmer with a CSA membership. Now you can extend your support of the West Michigan food community by reserving your share of a CSM, or Community Supported Marketplace.
We'd like to introduce you to this unique opportunity to help support, preserve, and revitalize your city's Market, through becoming a member of Fulton Street Farmers Market CSM.
Like a CSA, our Community Supported Marketplace (CSM) is designed to maintain a thriving community market in the heart of Grand Rapids! For just a small monthly gift (or annual recurring gift), a tax-deductible “CSM” share will help Fulton Street Farmers Market in the following ways:
- Ensure the entire community has access to fresh and local produce, meats, and dairy
- Support the development of new ventures and events like the Fulton Street Artisans Market and Summer Nights Series
- Support educational programs and initiatives
- Keep the market beautiful, inviting, safe, and lively
Like the nutritious crops in the rich Michigan soil, Farmer’s Markets cannot grow and thrive without care and attention. In order for us to continue to ensure access to farm fresh products and high quality programs and events, we need the ongoing support of our community. Please consider reserving your CSM share today!
As a way to thank all new CSM shareholders for their support in preserving the market, FSFM is providing:
CSM ‘Seed’ Members - a gift of $5/mo (or $60/yr):
- A FSFM Grocery Bag to carry all of your farm fresh produce
- One recipe per month created by local restaurateur Chef Matt Overdevest, highlighting an ingredient that can be found at FSFM that month
- A printed FSFM seasonality chart for your home showing what in-season produce can be found at the market
- Insider news and updates delivered to your email and priority invitations to exclusive market events
- A placard prominently placed at the market on your annual anniversary commemorating your Seed member support
CSM ‘Harvest’ Members - a gift of $20/mo (or $240/yr):
- All of the great gifts available to Seed members, plus
- A printed seasonality booklet that includes storage and preservation tips, nutritional guides, preparation tips, and more!
- A specialty CSM member T-shirt
- A placard prominently placed at the market on your annual anniversary commemorating your Harvest member support