What is a CSA?

CSA stands for COMMUNITY. SUPPORTED. AGRICULTURE.  It's an early-season commitment to buy from your local farm for the entire growing season.  Having a CSA is a great way to invest in your local farmer AND have the best and freshest available produce for the season! Every dollar spent locally gets recirculated in the community 7 times.  When you buy food trucked in from out of state, most of that money flows out of state and stays there.  Therefore, buying local goods helps to strengthen the local economy.  From a farmer's standpoint, CSA shares provide valuable capital in the early part of the season when most of a farms costs are incurred.  By helping the farmer with this early form of financing, the customer is rewarded by becoming a part of the farm and receiving the best quality produce the farm has.  It's a win/win situation. For a list of our CSA Farmers, and others, click HERE

 

 

Where can I find more info on being a vendor? 

 

Our applications are open for the 2019 market season until APRIL 1st! Click HERE for a PDF download of our application, and email to cfcommunitymarket@gmail.com or drop of at location inside Obrien's Liquor on or before APRIL 1st. Vendors will be contacted on or after APRIL 6th of acceptance. 

ALL RETURNING VENDORS MUST FILL OUT THE 2019 APPLICATION. Your participation last year does not necessarily guarantee your space for 2019, although we will try our darndest to keep you around, and THANK YOU for your interest again! 

 

Market season for 2019 will be on Thursdays beginning on May 16 and ending with the Market on Sept. 26. Market time is from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. 

 

 

Contact information?

You are welcome to leave a message on our Market Master Phone.  The # is 406-871-6440.

HERE is a link to our Contact form Online.  Our Market Admin. will get back to you asap!

 

I'm a non-profit interested in having a booth at your market. What do I need to do to make that happen?

Awesome!  We'd love to have you!  Our market has space for ONE 10x10 booth devoted to local non-profits per evening. Please bring your own tent. The space is free, but we ask a few things of you.  First, we require you bring two volunteers (or more!!) exclusively at the market staff's disposal for the entire evening, from 3:30-8:30pm.  This allows us to run a smooth market and keep people safe.  This does not include the staff you'll need to man YOUR booth.  We encourage you to bring any items to sell, promotional materials, educational materials, and signage for your non-profit.  Set-up time is the same as vendors, and you'll be expected to stay for the entire market.    

 

I'm looking to volunteer!

Heck yes!  We would LOVE to have you! It takes over 10 volunteers EACH NIGHT to facilitate a great and safe market for our community, and we can't thank you enough for thinking of us! Please fill out our contact form HERE with the dates you are available and our Market Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch.  Thank you for your time.  We know it is a valuable thing.\

 

What are your market times?

We open the 2019 market to the public from 5-8:30 every Thursday night from May 16 - September 26, rain or shine!   

 

I'd like to sponsor a market for a night. How do I do that?

Click the link HERE for our information page regarding sponsorships.  And THANK YOU!

 

Where is the Market?

We are located in the big red barn and West lot behind O'Brien Liquors off Highway 2.  The address is  830 1st Ave. West.

 

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Columbia Falls Community Market
www.cfcommunitymarket.com
 
May 16th - September 26th, 2019
Thursdays 5-8:30
Market Master Phone: 406.871.6440
cfcommunitymarket@gmail.com