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Fundraising for Farmers Markets & Eat From Farms - Shared screen with speaker view
Andy Robinson (he/him)
10:53
Welcome everyone!
Andy Robinson (he/him)
12:31
Let us know who you are and the market you are representing.
Andrew Graham, VTFMA (he/him)
12:35
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him) live in Brattleboro
lara dickson
12:40
Not associated w farmers market, but run a farm stand and thought this would have some insight on topics of interest to me
Daniel Strohl
12:48
Daniel Strohl, market manager, Bennington Farmers Market
lara dickson
13:22
ok thanks andrew
Andy Robinson (he/him)
13:41
Andy Robinson in Plainfield, VT. Regular customer of the Montpelier market.
Keri
14:29
Keri, market manager, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
Cindy Walcott
15:05
Cindy Walcott, Champlain Island FM, reside in Monkton
Crystal’s iPhone
15:12
Crustal Gardner Bennington farmers market
Ariel Mondlak
15:45
Ariel Mondlak, Waterbury Farmers Market Manager
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
16:36
Cassie Morse, market manager Northfield FM
Ehrin Lingeman, Chelsea Farmers Market
16:38
Ehrin Lingeman, Chelsea Farmers Market Manager
Alex McLeod
17:10
Alex McLeod, Hartland Farmers Market Board Treasurer.
sherry maher
17:30
Sherry Maher - Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market
Keri
25:04
We struggle with finding fiscal sponsors, which are needed for most big sponsors
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
25:08
I want to increase my skills and knowledge to support my market. We try to keep our vendor fees very reasonable, and that means we need to seek other funds to run the market.
Crystal’s iPhone
25:26
How to attract the different age groups to the market
sherry maher
25:30
new ideas, inspiration for fundraising
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
25:35
We are a medium-sized but growing market, with a volunteer manager. We’re interested in generating enough funding to pay a market manager.
Ariel Mondlak, Waterbury Farmers Market
26:04
We are looking for fundraising on both large and small scales to sustain the market
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
29:00
If you're just joining us, feel free to put in the chat your name, your connection to farmers markets, and where you're calling in from.
Sav Thomas (they/them)
32:52
My name is Sav Thomas. I work as the VT Technical Assistance Navigator for the National Young Farmers Coalition. During the Civil Rights Movement, my grandparents integrated the Toledo Farmers’ Market (in Ohio) with the support of the NAACP. I am currently based in South Royalton soon moving to Sharon and I’m hoping to start a market in Sharon that centers the unique needs of BIPOC vendors. Glad to be here!
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
53:16
How do sponsorships fit into this model?
sherry maher
55:02
what is the tax liability for those pass thru funds to the receiving org/market
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
59:20
I give to organizations that provide a service that I use, or that have a mission that I support.
Ariel Mondlak, Waterbury Farmers Market
59:36
I give to organizations who support the causes I feel passionate about
sherry maher
59:38
like the mission of the organisation
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:00:12
Same as Andrew - good alignment with my values and interests. And often I benefit from something the organization offers.
Keri
01:00:15
Personal connection or relationship with the recipient
Ehrin Lingeman, Chelsea Farmers Market
01:00:19
mission and services they provide to community
Crystal’s iPhone
01:00:35
Local youth or non profit that money goes to the cause less likely to give if money high % goes to staff
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:00:54
An example of "getting back" regularly -- public radio.
Sav Thomas (they/them)
01:00:55
These days I only give to mutual aid organizations. Seems like they support communities most effectively. I like supporting organizations that are comprised of the communities they serve.
Ariel Mondlak, Waterbury Farmers Market
01:01:21
Yes, like Crystal alluded to, I always like to check out the admin vs program costs!
sherry maher
01:02:17
support the orgs doing the good work that I see a need for in the community - food shelves, homeless, social justice, environmental groups...especially local!
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:02:47
Without "overhead", there is no organization.
Crystal’s iPhone
01:05:24
I didn’t mean the salary of the actual people working I’m talking about those that are just taking a salary bleeding the organization and giving nothing
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
01:07:17
The corporate and military corollary is “I need your help.” The four most important words in the English language.
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
01:09:40
Yes, I agree, Crystal. it seems hard to know who at organization is really "working hard" and who isn't, and I thought it was great juxtaposed with Sav's spotlight on organizations whose staff is largely comprised of people who come from the community being served by the organization. Those folks have high motivation to work hard, and even if someone isn't working up to their potential but still earning a paycheck, a donation supporting that person can even be thought of as supporting the community you want to support because they're from the community.
sherry maher
01:10:49
we started a pay it forward effort to raise more money for our own market incentive and gave customers and easy way to donate from $1 to $10+ when doing their online ordering. Very successful and has made the ease of donating online very obvious. How can we keep that going when we move to more "normal" in-person operations.
Crystal’s iPhone
01:14:01
I’d like to hear about the pay it forward
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:17:28
Love this idea
sherry maher
01:17:43
I totally stole it from another area organization. We were adamant about starting it a $1
Ehrin Lingeman, Chelsea Farmers Market
01:22:01
Great - thanks!
Sav Thomas (they/them)
01:24:38
That’s awesome
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:24:47
Crystal - I’d love to chat with you more about that....
Crystal’s iPhone
01:26:37
Okay I would move to find away to get maybe teachers or another group
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:29:07
I will be sharing this information with our board.
Sav Thomas (they/them)
01:29:16
I have to get to another meeting, but thank you so much for this space!
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
01:30:59
create a cycle template for our market, and engage all members of our steering committee
Ehrin Lingeman, Chelsea Farmers Market
01:31:26
Thank you!
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:31:33
YAY! : )
Ariel Mondlak, Waterbury Farmers Market
01:31:52
Yes, thank you so much! I also have to run to another meeting, but I definitely plan to use many of these resources!
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:31:53
great presentation. easy to understand.
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:34:22
Thank you, Andy! Great presentation. See you tomorrow!
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:44:27
How are orders from SNAP customers handled?
Crystal’s iPhone
01:44:58
Payment method has to be paid at pickup
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:45:30
How is sales tax handled for taxable items?
Crystal’s iPhone
01:46:19
In each item it asks if this item is taxable
Daniel Strohl
01:47:20
for SNAP, there's an option for credit card in person. We've directed our SNAP customers to use that.
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
01:48:45
We don’t accept credit cards in person, so we use an EBT option instead.
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
01:49:09
We set the default tax at 6%. Prepared meals vendors can add additional tax when finalizing the order.
sherry maher
01:51:07
Our system uses online payment which is also through Stripe, and SNAP processed at time of pick up. We've not put out a check or COD option other than SNAP so as not to end up with unpaid orders that might not be picked up.
Daniel Strohl
01:52:21
we've only ever had a handful of no-shows, and those are only due to people forgetting. Once we call and remind them, they pick up and pay within a couple of hours.
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
01:53:10
Same here as with Daniel. No issues with no-shows or unpaids.
sherry maher
01:54:24
Can the fee be a percentage vs flat fee?
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:54:34
Buyer account balance could accommodate CSA type arrangements. We have a couple of vendors who offer a pre-pay option, and then customers spend it down during the season.
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
01:55:09
Sherry, the Assembly Multiplier allows a percentage rather than flat fee.
sherry maher
01:56:46
thanks Cassie, and what about customer cancelling order, or editing their cart before the window closes?
Cindy, Champlain Island FM
01:57:05
Do the vendors supply the product pictures, or are their stock images as an option.
Daniel Strohl
01:57:24
both vendor-supplied and stock images available
Cassie Morse, Northfield FM
01:58:02
Sherry, The orders are modifiable until the manager finalizes them.
Daniel Strohl
01:58:12
we have had to cancel some orders between the time they were placed and the delivery date. It does require involvement from the market manager
Daniel Strohl
02:10:20
Yes, our plan is to do both.
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
02:15:42
www.eatfromfarms.com
Daniel Strohl
02:16:02
Yes, indeed. George is supremely helpful!