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  • 1. WELCOME by Jody Hardin, President Certified Arkansas Farmers Market, Inc.
  • 2. About CAFM,Inc.
    • Non-Profit 501 (C-6) Corporation
    • Farmer Owned & Managed
    • Source Verified, Managed Markets
    • Open to All Arkansas Farmers
  • 3. Three locations serving Central Arkansas North Little Rock (Historic Argenta), Hot Springs Village, Searcy FREE! Online market for buying local all year long: www.cafm.locallygrown.net Established 2008
  • 4. CAFM Mission
    • Develop and Manage a source verified network of fair trade farmers markets for all Arkansas farmers.
    • Founded in Feb. 2008 by 8 Farmers
    • Membership in Nov. 2008 grew to 28 Farmers, in 2009 to over 40...
  • 5. Building New Markets for Small & Medium-Sized Farms
    • Outdoor Farmers Markets 6 days of the week
    • Online Farmers Market/ Community Pickup
    • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs
    • Farm to Chef Network (Delivery to Restaurants)
    • Statewide Produce Auction Market (LR)
    • Arkansas Farm Center (LR) for Farm to School Program
    • Farm to Market Retail Stores (ex. Argenta Market)
  • 6. Examples of Historic Foodsheds of Arkansas Grand Prairie Delta
  • 7. Proposed Site for Farm to School Program Processing, Warehouse & Distribution
  • 8. Hub and Spoke Aggregation Food is distributed through existing food service providers to schools from the central warehouse
  • 9. Consumer and Producer Co-operative Models STRATEGIC MARKETING Farm to Family Farm to Market Farm to Chef Farm to School
  • 10. Funding Sources & Opportunities
  • 11. Employer/Department Num-ber of Jobs Wage Range for Job Description Annual Economic Impact Vegetable Processing 40 $9 to $12/hour 800000 IQF (Flash Freeze Line) 25 $10 to $15 600000 School Catering Group 50 $10 to $15 1200000 Warehouse/Distribution 10 $10 to $15 240000 Pasta Production Group 10 $10 to $15 240000 Retail Co-Op Store 5 $10 to $15 120000 Farm Marketing Group 10 $12 to $15 280000 Micro Dairy Bottling Group 6 $10 to $15 144000 Recycling & Reuse Program 15 $10.00 $300,000.00 Annual Payroll Projected 161 $ 3,924,000.00
  • 12. Thank you! See you at the market!