Thank You to Our Financial Supporters

In addition to the volunteers who contribute their time and talents to the Market’s operation, we also receive advertising, financial and/or in-kind contributions from individual, business and civic supporters.

We are grateful for their willingness to donate money, extend grants, and/or provide access to their properties and services, helping us bring you the best in fresh food and artisan handcrafted products while growing our local healthy economy.

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Friends of the Market

The City of Williamston

Each Sunday of the Market season, the City of Williamston generously provides access to the McCormick Park parking lot and the McCormick Park storage building to stage the Market and store related tables, chairs, canopies and supplies so that the Market can serve the local community.

Local Businesses and Community Members

Throughout the Market season, local businesses display Market posters in storefronts, office and restaurant windows, and public notice spaces, while community members offer to display Market lawn signs on their property. All of these efforts help to remind existing customers and prompt new customers to experience the Market on Sundays from mid-May to Mid-October.

2021 “Friend of the Market” Yard Sign Program

This year we are re-instituting the “Friend of the Market” Yard Sign Program to increase promotion of the Market community-wide. If you would like to participate, please contact the Market Manager at EasternInghamFM@gmail.com or 616-916-9823 to request the number of signs you desire and whether you would like them delivered to your home/office, or, after the start of the Market, available for pick-up at the Market information booth.

Donations

Sowing Growth, the non-profit that operates the Market, continues to seek donations to improve the Market experience for vendors, customers, and volunteers alike. A convenient way to make donations is to use the PayPal button or on our Facebook page.

Tiered Sponsorship

In addition to receiving general donations from the community, Sowing Growth offers a tiered Sponsorship program for businesses outlined below. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact the President, Sharon LaPointe or the Treasurer, Michelle Martin, at EasternInghamFM@gmail.com, or call the Treasurer, Michelle Martin, at 517-242-8074.

Friend of the Market (individual sponsorship, $35 and up)

  • Your name listed as Friend of the Market on the EIFM website
  • Complimentary Market bag and button

Seedling Sponsor ($100-$499)

  • Your name/business/organization name and logo listed on the EIFM website
  • Your name/business/organization name and logo exhibited weekly on the EIFM Market Sponsor Marquee
  • Complimentary Market bag and button

Roots and Greens Sponsor ($500-$999)

  • Your name/business/organization name and logo prominently listed on the EIFM website
  • Your name/business/organization name and logo exhibited weekly on the EIFM Market Sponsor Marquee
  • One Market Sunday as “Featured Sponsor”
    • Name and logo included in pre-market publicity, including press releases and social media postings
    • Name prominently displayed as “Sponsor of the Week”
    • Free dedicated exhibit space
    • Opportunity to display business banner at the Market booth
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional items
  • Complimentary Market bag and button

Garden Basket Sponsor ($1000)

  • Your name/business/organization name and logo prominently listed on the EIFM website
  • Your name/business/organization name and logo listed in weekly emails to EIFM vendors and customers
  • Your name/business/organization name and logo exhibited weekly at the market on the Market Sponsor Marquee
  • One Market Sunday as “Featured Sponsor”
    • Name and logo included in pre-market publicity, including press releases and social media postings
    • Name prominently displayed as “Sponsor of the Week”
    • Free dedicated exhibit space
    • Opportunity to display business banner at the Market booth
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional items
  • Free exhibit space on four additional Market Sundays.
  • Two complimentary Market bags, (2) buttons, and (2) T-shirts