2017 Market Sponsorship Opportunities

If you’re looking for ways to support our all-volunteer, community-oriented market besides, well, shopping, vending and volunteering, we’ve got some great—and very cost-effective—sponsorship opportunities this year in two categories.

Like last year, our full-season sponsorship wall is returning. This 10’x10′ banner hangs at the back of the central market canopy for the entire season. It breaks down into three tiers:

Tier 1: Blue ribbon – For $200, your logo shares eye-catching top billing on the sponsor wall. You can also supply us with plenty of take-home literature (e.g., business cards, flyers, brochures), which will remain on display at the booth’s info table throughout the seasonTwo spots available. All spoken for. Thanks to the North Monroe Business District and Gene Brake of Keller Williams Realty!

Tier 2: Grower – For just $100, your logo gets a central full-season spot on the sponsor wall. Not quite as large as the ones above, not quite as modest as the ones below. Plus your business cards will be displayed on the info table. Three spots available. Also all spoken for. Thanks to Mary L. Cayer CPA, Diamonds in the Ruff and Boulevard Mercantile!

Tier 3: Sower – For a mere $50, your logo will be displayed on the sponsor wall all season long at a size that says, “Grandiosity isn’t our thing, but you definitely should still check us out.” Four spots available. Also all gone. Thanks to Bellwether BrewingMSD Irish Dance Academy, the West Central Community Center and the Spokane Edible Tree Project!

This year, we’re also doing something that have the potential to be a lot of fun: One-day sponsorships.

For a $250 donation, your business or organization will have the chance to “take over” the market on a date of your choice through branding, activities and outreach. This gives you a really great opportunity to connect face-to-face with potential clients or customers while taking advantage of our existing event framework with its own built-in draw.

Here are some ideas on how your organization might leverage this:

  • Advance ads in the local paper(s): “Join us for [Your Organization] Day at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market!”
  • Signage and banners provided by your organization and displayed across the market on the day of the event.
  • Flyers or door hangers promoting your organization’s day at the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market, provided by you and distributed door to door with help from market volunteers.
  • Booking entertainment of your choice. This could be an employee with his or her own band or even something out of the ordinary, such as a magician or an Elvis impersonator to generate buzz.
  • A central outreach booth on the day of the event where you distribute print materials and promotional items — for example, discount coupons or branded tchotchkes.
  • A donation/fundraising drive or similar to add to the impact of the event.
  • Plugging into our cooking/gardening demos or our weekly popular KERNEL kids activity to create a theme or build excitement about the event.

All donations are used to cover essential market operational expenses, such as funding our weekly KERNEL kids activity, paying the market musicians, or our service fees for our point-of-sale devices. Donations are tax- deductible through our 501(c)3 partner organization, Project Hope Spokane.

No matter what kind of sponsorship you choose for your organization, you’ll also get plenty of shout-outs on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) throughout the season too.

So if you’re interested in supporting our grassroots market and benefitting from the promotion through one of these affordable sponsorship tiers, please send us an e-mail or give us a call at 255-3072.

Market Sponsorship Opportunities

In anticipation of a very promising season and some exciting possibilities for growth, this year we’re offering a brand new sponsorship opportunity for the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market.

The three-tiered market sponsorship will showcase the logo for your business or organization on a prominent 10′ × 10′ professionally printed canopy wall at the central market booth. This booth is where everyone comes to swipe their credit cards, ask questions, chat and browse the informational literature, so it’s seen by plenty of folks.

Speaking of being seen, the market itself is moving to a much more visible location on North Monroe, which will lead to even more people noticing your logo and saying to themselves, “By gum, I’m going to patronize that business or organization.”

You’ll also get plenty of shout-outs on our social media.

There are a total of nine spots available in three different but very affordable tiers. They are:

Tier 1: Blue ribbon – For $200, your logo shares eye-catching top billing on the sponsor wall. You’ll also have the opportunity to supply us with plenty of take-home literature (e.g., business cards, flyers, brochures), which will remain on display at the booth’s info table throughout the season. Two spots available. All spoken for. Thanks, Rogue Heart Media and Gene Brake of Keller Williams Realty!

Tier 2: Grower – For just $100, your logo gets a central full-season spot on the sponsor wall. Not quite as large as the ones above, not quite as modest as the ones below. Plus your business cards will be displayed on the info table. Three spots available. All spoken for. Thanks to Annie Doyon, realtor at Synergy PropertiesDiamonds in the Ruff, and Boulevard Mercantile

Tier 3: Sower – For a mere $50, your logo will be displayed on the sponsor wall all season long at a size that says, “Grandiosity isn’t our thing, but you definitely should still check us out.” Four spots available. All spoken for. Thanks to Bellwether Brewing, Heather Schelling, real estate broker at Prime Real Estate Group, Lil’ Bit of Top Knot Grooming, and Prohibition Gastropub

Take a look at the accompanying image for a visual guide to how the logos will be sized and arranged.

So what’s all this money going to be used for? Glad you asked!

As we prepare to launch our 2016 season at a new site, we’ve encountered a couple of extra expenditures. The first of these is a replacement ($300) for the central market canopy; the frame was bent during one of the gustier days last summer.

We’re also looking to upgrade from our antiquated, wobbly card table to a proper event-style table ($100) for displaying and distributing flyers, brochures, recipe cards and other market- or community-related info.

Lastly, our previously free service contract with our payment processor expired, so we’ve had to cough up an annual service fee ($100) and take out a data plan with Verizon (cost still TBD). This crucial point-of-sale service is what allows us to take credit, debit and EBT cards.

These sponsorship funds will cover the cost of this equipment and services and leave enough left over for the costs of printing posters and flyers at R&R Color on North Monroe (they give us excellent pricing, but it adds up).

With all that in mind, if you’re interested in supporting this community-oriented market and benefitting from the promotion through one of these affordable sponsorship tiers, please send us an e-mail or give us a call at 389-0964.