WELCOME by  Jody Hardin, President Certified Arkansas Farmers Market, Inc.
About CAFM,Inc. <ul><li>Non-Profit  501 (C-6) Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer Owned & Managed </li></ul><ul><li>Sourc...
Three locations serving Central Arkansas North Little Rock (Historic Argenta),  Hot Springs Village,  Searcy FREE! Online ...
CAFM Mission <ul><li>Develop and Manage a source verified network of fair trade farmers markets for all Arkansas farmers. ...
Building New Markets for Small & Medium-Sized Farms <ul><li>Outdoor Farmers Markets 6 days of the week </li></ul><ul><li>O...
Examples of Historic Foodsheds  of Arkansas Grand Prairie Delta
Proposed Site for Farm to School Program  Processing, Warehouse & Distribution
Hub and Spoke Aggregation Food is distributed through existing food service providers to schools from the central warehouse
Consumer and Producer  Co-operative Models STRATEGIC MARKETING Farm to Family Farm to Market Farm to Chef Farm to School
Funding Sources & Opportunities
Employer/Department Num-ber of Jobs  Wage Range for Job Description Annual Economic Impact Vegetable Processing 40 $9 to $...
Thank you! See you at the market!
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  1. 1. WELCOME by Jody Hardin, President Certified Arkansas Farmers Market, Inc.
  2. 2. About CAFM,Inc. <ul><li>Non-Profit 501 (C-6) Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Farmer Owned & Managed </li></ul><ul><li>Source Verified, Managed Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Open to All Arkansas Farmers </li></ul>
  3. 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. 4. CAFM Mission <ul><li>Develop and Manage a source verified network of fair trade farmers markets for all Arkansas farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in Feb. 2008 by 8 Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Membership in Nov. 2008 grew to 28 Farmers, in 2009 to over 40... </li></ul>
  5. 5. Building New Markets for Small & Medium-Sized Farms <ul><li>Outdoor Farmers Markets 6 days of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Online Farmers Market/ Community Pickup </li></ul><ul><li>Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Farm to Chef Network (Delivery to Restaurants) </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Produce Auction Market (LR) </li></ul><ul><li>Arkansas Farm Center (LR) for Farm to School Program </li></ul><ul><li>Farm to Market Retail Stores (ex. Argenta Market) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples of Historic Foodsheds of Arkansas Grand Prairie Delta
  7. 7. Proposed Site for Farm to School Program Processing, Warehouse & Distribution
  8. 8. Hub and Spoke Aggregation Food is distributed through existing food service providers to schools from the central warehouse
  9. 9. Consumer and Producer Co-operative Models STRATEGIC MARKETING Farm to Family Farm to Market Farm to Chef Farm to School
  10. 10. Funding Sources & Opportunities
  11. 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. 12. Thank you! See you at the market!

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