Community Supported Marketplace
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 the Fulton Street Farmers Market Community Supported Marketplace (CSM).
Like a CSA, our CSM is designed to maintain a thriving community market in the heart of Grand Rapids! For just a small monthly gift, a tax-deductible CSM share will help the 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, Farmers 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 unique incentives for the two different membership levels.
SEED Membership | $5/month
1. A FSFM Grocery Bag to carry all of your farm fresh produce
2. One recipe per month created by local restaurateur Chef Matt Overdevest, highlighting an ingredient that can be found at FSFM that month
3. A printed FSFM seasonality chart for your home showing what in-season produce can be found at the market
4. Insider news and updates delivered to your email and priority invitations to exclusive market events
5. A placard prominently placed at the market on your annual anniversary commemorating your Seed member support
HARVEST Membership | $20/month
1. All of the great gifts available to Seed members, plus
2. A printed seasonality booklet that includes storage and preservation tips, nutritional guides, preparation tips, and more!
3. A specialty CSM member T-shirt
4. A placard prominently placed at the market on your annual anniversary commemorating your Harvest member support