Become a sponsor

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Montavilla’s fresh and vibrant farmers market. It’s our twelfth season! Your support helps us continue to provide important market programs and is an investment in our entire community. We encourage you to join us in telling Montavilla and the rest of Portland who you are, what you love about our market and community, and how your business or association further strengthens the diverse neighborhood of Montavilla.

Last year more than 42,000 people attended the Montavilla Farmers Market, with almost 60 percent of shoppers also patronizing local businesses on market day. The Market brings tremendous economic value to our neighborhood and exposure for your business. With programs like Everybody Eats and the Power of Produce Club, we’re not only helping the local economy, we’re helping fight food insecurity and improving kids’ health.

Everybody Eats supplements shopping budgets for participants of the SNAP program with a match of $10 per market day. Last year we made 1249 matches, serving 344 of our neighbor families and individuals by increasing the amount, variety, and quality of food they had access to. The Federal grant that funded this program for many years is going away in 2018. Before the grant funding was made available in 2016, MFM’s Everybody Eats program was contributed to in a grassroots effort.  We need help to reinstate the community-supported model.

The Power of Produce Club engages kids in the full market experience, trying new foods, having conversations with farmers, and buying local produce. Each week the program runs, kids receive a $5 market coupon to spend on the fruit or produce of their choice at the market. It’s a win-win for our farmers too, who see extra sales as a result. We last ran this successful program during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and would like to be able to bring it back and once again help kids eat and love their veggies.

Your support will help us continue to provide important market programs and is an investment in our entire community. Thank you for considering a sponsorship!

Join the Montavilla Farmers Market as a Sponsor
  • Sower Sponsor – $100. Benefits: Get a MFM window decal to showcase your support.
  • Seed Sponsor – $250. Benefits: Exposure for your business with a post on MFM’s Instagram, your logo and website link on our website. Plus, get a MFM window decal to showcase your support.
  • Garden Sponsor – $500. Benefits: Gain exposure for your business with all the benefits listed above, plus you’ll be thanked in the e-newsletter with your logo and link to your business, a post on MFM’s Facebook page, and on our Twitter feed.
  • Harvest Sponsor – $1000. Benefits: All the benefits above, plus your thank you in the e-newsletter will feature your company’s story with a photo or logo and links back to your website, and you’ll get a table to showcase your business at one of our Sunday markets*.

 

Exclusive sponsorship
  • Bounty Market Sponsor – $7500. (one available) Benefits: All the Market Sponsorship benefits above, plus gain exclusive exposure with your name/logo listed on all Market-produced marketing materials such as event flyers, posters, advertisements, lawn signs, and including your logo on a market banner for the entire season. Help us open the market on May 6 with a welcome presentation. If you sponsor before April 15, we’ll also include your name as a leading sponsor on market press releases announcing market dates.
  • Everybody Eats Sponsor – $5,000. (one available) Benefits: Your logo will be featured as the exclusive sponsor on the Everybody Eats table banner during the entire 2018 MFM season; you’ll get a table at the one of our Sunday markets*; you’ll get featured as the exclusive Everybody Eats program sponsor on our website, a post on our Facebook page, mention on our Twitter feed, an Instagram story, and a feature story in our newsletter.
  • Power of Produce (POP) Club Sponsor – $5000. (one available) Benefits: Gain exposure with your logo on the POP table banner during the four weeks the program runs; you’ll get a table at the one of our Sunday markets*; you’ll get featured as the exclusive POP Club sponsor on our website, a post on our Facebook page, a mention on our Twitter feed, an Instagram story, and a feature story in our newsletter.
  • Sound Bites Sponsor – $3000. (one available) Benefits: Gain exposure with your logo on the music booth banner; you’ll also get featured as the exclusive music sponsor on our website; get a post on our Facebook page, mention on our Twitter feed, an Instagram story, and a feature story in our newsletter.
  • Winter Market Sponsor – $2000. (one available) Benefits: All the regular sponsorship benefits above, plus gain exposure as the market sponsor for all three winter stock-up markets with your company name/logo on a market banner and promotions.

 

Next Steps

To discuss sponsorship options and ideas, please contact MFM’s Board President, Sabrina Balderama, at president[at]montavillamarket.org to get started.

Thank you for your interest in being part of your neighborhood farmers market. Your contribution allows fresh, seasonal, and local food to thrive in our whole community.

We look forward to becoming partners in this mission.

 

 

*Market table dates subject to approval by our market manager due to vendor space considerations. We ask that all sponsors honor our Mission and Guiding Principles, and work within our established guidelines of tabling.