Become A Market Sponsor

For the last 15 years, the West End Farmers Market (WEFM) has committed itself to bringing fresh, nutritious, and locally grown products to shoppers in the West End and surrounding neighborhoods in Hartford.  

This will be our 15th season, and our fourth year at the Clemens Place Apartments Green on Farmington Avenue.  Our vendors and customers feel settled in to the new space, and feedback on the location has been tremendously positive. This year we are already seeing a marked increase in vendor applications for the market, and community engagement has remained strong, even during the usually slow off-season. We are heartened and encouraged by this support!

As we continue our work to fill this space with good food in an atmosphere of community and health, we are looking for local businesses to help by sponsoring activities like art programming, music at the market, cooking demonstrations, and educational opportunities for both adults and children.  Your assistance will help the WEFM continue growing into a community hub – a place for people to not only support their local vendors, but also to gather, connect and learn together.

The WEFM patrons are people who care deeply about supporting their local farms and businesses.  They often reference the importance of “shopping local” as their motivation for attending the market.  As a market supporter, your business will be able to show your support of Connecticut farms and producers.  We plan to thank you for that commitment by providing the following benefits for each donation level:

Market Sponsorship



Donate to the West End Farmers Market today!

$1,000
Benefactor

o   Name and logo on market banner displayed during market hours

o   Vendor space at the market throughout the season

o   Name and logo included in every weekly newsletter

$500
Event Day Sponsor

o   “Brought to you by [name and logo]” on marketing material for some of our most popular market days of the season

o   Vendor space at market on day of event

o   Newsletter and social media promotion of your support

$300
Theme Day Sponsor

o   “Brought to you by [name and logo]” on marketing material

o   Vendor space at market on day of event

o   Newsletter and social media promotion

$200
Market Sponsor

o   Promotion of support on our website, weekly newsletter and social media

o   Vendor space at one market

Market Sponsorship



Donate to the West End Farmers Market today!

More Ways To Contribute


You may also earmark your donation to be applied to supporting our Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP).  The DVCP is a network of nutrition incentive programs operated at farmers markets across the country.

The program doubles the value of federal nutrition benefits including SNAP/EBT (formerly known as food stamps) and certain vouchers, (such as those given to seniors and WIC participants) when customers shop at a farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Since 2014, with the generous support of The West End Civic Association, The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and Wholesome Wave, WEFM has distributed over $25,000 in SNAP benefits and incentives.

This incentivized funding allowed members of our community to make healthier and more nutritious food choices at the WEFM, which in turn supported our farmers and helped make the WEFM a profitable and robust market they are excited to be a part of.

We hope you will recognize the value of the WEFM and join us as a Market Patron. Your support will help us continue our evolution into a strong and inclusive market, a space for our community to gather around healthy food, support local businesses, and make the West End proud!

To become a WEFM Sponsor, please email: manager@wefm.org.

West End Farmers Market

Tuesdays
June – September, 4pm – 7pm
October, 3pm – 6pm

385 Farmington Ave
Hartford CT 06105

Email the Market

contact@wefm.org

Market Sponsors

Clemens Place
USDA
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Watkinson School
Hartford Foundation For Public Giving
Wholesome Wave
United Gear And Machine Company