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Colorado Farmers Market Managers and Vendors:  come connect with other markets, get the latest on legislative activity, SNAP programming, 
insurance and more...


CFMA ANNUAL MEETING  
APRIL 1 & 2, 2016
Western State Colorado University in Gunnison
Hosted by the Gunnison Farmers Market
  

FRIDAY, APRIL 1st features tours to the Western State Greenhouse and Gardens, followed by a visit to Mill Creek Ranch. We will have dinner at a local brewery with live bluegrass music and local ingredient pizza! 
See tour, dinner and lodging information here.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd  is our annual meeting and features:
  • COOKING MATTERS 
    -- Mayra Ramirez, Program Associate, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Colorado
  • FINI GRANT & SNAP Updates
    -- Wendy Moschetti, Director of Food Systems LiveWell Colorado
  • SNAP/EBT Training 
    -- USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) offers two sessions: 1) Getting Started: Accepting SNAP at Your Market -­‐ become authorized at this session; and 2) Tools for Administering Your SNAP Program)
  • CONNECTING WITH VOLUNTEERS
    -- Karen Fleming, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer, Program and Mentoring 
    Coordinator, Broad Based Universal Gardening Support (BBUGS)
  • INSURANCE Q&A
    -- Larry Spilker, Campbell Insurance
  • COTTAGE FOODS ACT Update
    -- Cary Ruble and Jeff Lawrence, CO Dept of Public Health and Environment
  • FOOD SYSTEMS and MARKETS LEGISLATIVE Update
    -- Wendy Moschetti, LiveWell Colorado;
  • “MANAGE MY MARKET" SOFTWARE 
    -­‐ Demo and user panel
  • CMFA Board Meeting with New Officers
     See agenda here     See campus map here
Cost: $40 for registration, tours and Saturday lunch and refreshments,
and additional $15 for family member/second person from the same market
for lunch and refreshments.

 
REGISTER TODAY  (And order SNAP/MB coupons when you register, too!)

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Online Application and Renewal 
for both Markets and Vendors


$90/year gives YOU a voice,   
gets YOU connected,  
provides YOU with research and resources.

CFMA is largely a volunteer-run organization with a paid staff person at 20 hours/month.  We rely on the generous support of our members, board of directors, and community partners to provide support to rural and urban farmers markets across Colorado.  Our programs are funded through membership dues and generous contributions from funders and statewide partners to provide a variety of services to our member markets and vendors.
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Day at the Capital
WED MARCH 9, 11:30-1PM

 
LiveWell Colorado is sponsoring a "Day at the Capitol" with the theme of Healthy Food Access: Growing Colorado’s Health and
Agricultural Economy
.
You are invited to enjoy a healthy lunch, opportunities to meet your legislators, an awards ceremony to honor legislators and a community activist, a spotlight on local champions and accomplishments, and an opportunity to ­find out more about LiveWell Colorado’s 2016 policy work to promote "healthy eating and active living" (HEAL) throughout our state.  Enjoy lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers hallway, followed by the main event from noon to 1 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers.
TUES MARCH 8
9:30-11:30AM

Accelerating Affordability with Nutrition Incentives: Summaries from the Transforming Food Access Summit
This webinar from the Wholesome Wave Conference will include: 
  • Successful Strategies in Nutrition Incentives Across the Nation - innovative model overviews
  • Organizing for State Nutrition Incentive Policy - examples from IL, NM and CA
  • The Next Wave of Nutrition Incentives - retail incentives plans, pilots and challenges across the country
  • Amplify the Impact - building community partnerships for successful incentive programs.
Join Abbie Brewer, Coordinator for LiveWell Montrose/Olathe, ONLINE:
From PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: 
https://zoom.us/j/565440549
From iPhone one-tap: 
 16465588656, 565440549# or 14086380968, 565440549#
From Telephone:
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 565 440 549
International click here
SNAP/EBT Training
WED, MARCH 23
10AM - 1:45PM
Save the date for a joint CFMA/Boulder County Farmers Market Association/Jefferson County Extension training for market managers and vendors
on using EBT and
managing SNAP in your market. 
  • 10am-11:30am: new market sign-up and information
  • 11:30am-1:45pm: learn how to manage and promote your SNAP program.
 At Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Lunch is provided.  Register here 

Technical assistance provided by: Zora Cobb (USDA/Food Nutrition Service), Lauren Bell (CO Dept Human Services), Erika Moats (Boulder County Farmers Market Association), Karen Scopel (Greeley Farmers Market), Jill Strange (Boulder County Public Health).
SPECIALTY CROP
BLOCK GRANTS

DEADLINE:  APRIL 15, 5 pm 
The Colorado Department of Agriculture will have approximately $550,000 available for this year’s grant program, with approved projects starting early in 2017.  Producer groups, organizations, and associations, as well as state and local organizations, academia and other specialty crops stakeholders are eligible to apply either as a single entity or in combined efforts.  Grants must impact the specialty crop industry as a whole and cannot be used to solely enhance an individual farming operation or business. 
Proposals must be received electronically by the close of business (5:00PM) on April 15th, 2016. 
For program guidelines and an application or call (303) 869-9173.  

Getting in Touch 
with CFMA


Best approach is to EMAIL us  
or call: 970-493-4361.  
Note: We are using Google Voice. Please be patient and wait 5 (five) rings to leave a message. Speak clearly as the computer is translating
your voice. 

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