Friends Of The Market

Dear Friend,

The newly-formed Chestertown Farmers Market (CFM) has made great strides in a few short weeks to bring to the local community a new and exciting source of economic and social stimulus. Beginning in June, the CFM will be holding weekly markets at which local farmers and producers will be able to offer the public a wide selection of their food products and crafts. Items that will be offered for sale will include farm vegetables and fruits, baked goods, preserves, honey, cheeses, meat and poultry, animal products, flowers and plants, etc. In keeping with the basic premise of the farmers market, all items for sale will be locally grown or produced

“from scratch” – vendors are not allowed to buy in bulk and re-sell at the market.

The market will be open each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning June 19, 2012 and ending on October 9. It will be held on the front lawn of the Chester Municipal building, 6307 St. Rt. 9, Chestertown, NY. The purpose of the CFM is to make locally grown and produced seasonal items available to the local communities, in a centralized and easily- accessible location. The benefits of such a market include, but certainly are not limited to:

  • Providing locally- grown vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy and other farm products, as well as hand-made crafts, to neighbors in our larger community
  • Providing healthier alternatives for fresh produce -less distance in transit, less handling, “fresh from the field”
  • Supporting local economies
  • Encouraging social growth and support of local communities, while also building pride in those communities
  • Strengthening our bonds as fellow citizens of a unique and viable area in upstate New York
  • Encouraging producers to expand and diversify

In order for the Market to be successful, help is needed to fund the costs associated with such a program. (All sponsorship money will be used only for the purpose of paying expenses associated with market operations. Members of the CFM Board are not reimbursed for their service). In light of that, we are asking for your support to help fund the Chestertown Farmers Market. We hope that you will become a Friend of the Market, and consider becoming a Friend to be a worthwhile and valuable investment in your community. Following are the various support levels, along with the sponsorship rewards. After taking time to consider these options, please let us know at what level you would like to show your support by returning your completed Sponsorship form at your earliest convenience.

Thank you in advance for your support of this exciting and ambitious endeavor to be a catalyst of positive change in our community.  Checks can be made out to
 Chestertown Farmers’ Market ~ P.O. Box 257 Chestertown, NY 12817
or by PayPal on our website www.chestertownfarmersmarket.com . If you have any questions, send an e-mail to Chestertownfarmersmarket@yahoo.com; or call Mary Jane Dower at 518-494-3336.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

PLATINUM FRIEND $1,000

  • Permanent listing on Sponsorship Board, posted at each weekly market
  • Permanent listing on CFM website home page
  • Link to your business website from the CFM homepage
  • Listing of your business in any promotional materials that may be published

GOLD FRIEND $500

  • Permanent listing on Sponsorship Board, posted at each weekly market
  • Permanent listing on CFM website home page
  • Link to your business website from the CFM homepage
  • Listing of your business in any promotional materials that may be published

SILVER FRIEND $250

  • Permanent listing on Sponsorship Board, posted at each weekly market
  • Permanent listing on CFM website home page
  • Link to your business website from the CFM homepage

BRONZE FRIEND $100

  • Permanent listing on Sponsorship Board, posted at each weekly market
  • Permanent listing on CFM website home page

BEST FRIEND $50

  • Permanent listing on CFM website home page

FRIEND $25

  • Permanent listing on CFM website homepage