A Special Note from the ACFM Board: Help Make ACFM's 2018 Season The Best Yet!
As we celebrate the holiday season that will bring 2017 to a close, we often think about the new year and what's ahead. For us at ACFM, we look forward to making our 2018 market season the best yet!
What does this mean? It means we've been listening to feedback from you, our market patrons and supporters, and our vendors, and we're working on a variety of things that will make our 2018 season stronger than ever. This includes finding a more visible market location (CHECK!), expanding our variety of vendors, promoting our market to the community, increasing SNAP, WIC, and EBT access and benefits for market patrons, and making the market a more fun and interactive place each week.
But, we need your help! Our market can't grow without the support of YOU and others in the Aloha community. Will you give to our 2018 GoFundMe fundraiser today?
You'll see we have a goal to raise just over $4,000 before our market opens on May 3, 2018. You'll also see exactly what those funds will be used for (and, as noted, we'll gladly accept in-kind donations of any of the items we're in need of! Just reach out to us). Any donation, even just $5 or $10, makes a huge impact towards meeting this goal!
ACFM is a 100% volunteer-based market. Each of us has our own jobs and lives to tend to, but we volunteer our time because we believe in ACFM's mission to provide fresh, local, and affordable food and artisan products to the Aloha community. If you agree with this important mission, then please donate to ACFM today!
Remember, since ACFM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, your donation is 100% tax-deductible. And, best of all, you'll be supporting a local organization looking to make your community a better place!
Happy holidays to you and yours! With gratitude,
The ACFM Board
Kody Harris (Market Manager)
Kevin Osborne (Board President)
June Osborne (Board Vice President)
Kelly Cormier (Development Manager & Board Secretary)
Laurie McCulley (Board Vendor Rep)
Kyra & Shane Ramsay (Board Entertainment Reps)
The Aloha Community Farmers’ Market Story & Mission:
We are community members, local farmers and business owners who believe access to local food and homemade products is important! Our market is managed by volunteers who want to help you support the Aloha community.
The Aloha Community Farmers' Market (ACFM) opened in May of 2016 and began its second market season on May 4, 2017. This year, we are focused on growing the number of market vendors and continuing to provide options for affordable, locally grown food and homemade products, as well as serving as a site for community gathering -- with weekly events, live music and Sprouts Club (kids') activities!
The mission of the ACFM is to strengthen our local food system, economic vitality, and community identity. We do this by providing access to fresh, local food and artisan products sold directly from the farmers and producers themselves, and hosting culturally-focused events and activities. We aim to serve Aloha, Reedville, Cooper Mountain and beyond!
Please connect with us on social media (below), and if you have any questions or thoughts, touch base with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Market Hours & Location:
The ACFM takes place every Thursday from 3-7 pm, and the 2017 season lasts from May 4-September 28.
We are located in the parking lot near the Aloha Community Library and behind the Bales Thriftway Market Place at SW Kinnaman & Farmington Roads. Our address is:
17675 SW Farmington Rd #509, Aloha, OR 97007
Check out our website for more information about vendors, events and Sprouts Club activities, and ways to volunteer or donate! Thanks for being a part of our local community market.
Aloha Community Farmers Market
ACFM Matches SNAP Benefits!
Thanks to a donation from the local Aloha Food Brigade, ACFM is able to match Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits! The primary goal of our market is to increase local food access to our community, and this is one of the most direct ways we can help provide fresh, local food to those who may not usually be able to afford it.
What this means: If you purchase $5 in EBT tokens with your SNAP/Oregon Trail Card, we will match you with an additional $5 dollars so that you have $10 to spend at the market!
Next time you attend our market, go to the Market Booth at the market entrance to get your tokens and take advantage of this awesome opportunity.
Please note: All Federal SNAP rules and regulations apply, the match is limited, and additional restrictions apply. See market staff at the Market Booth for more information.
Help our market grow!
Here in unincorporated Aloha, we look out for each other. Our market serves as an access point for fresh, local food and homemade products straight from our community. You can be a part of improving fresh food access in our community by donating today! Your donation will be used to help match SNAP benefits and generally improve our market. Click here or on the "Support the ACFM" button below to visit our GoFundMe page.
Don't have money to donate, but still want to help? Sign up to volunteer at the market (you can do that here)!