Colorado Springs, CO: Backyard Market has launched a new website to serve vendors, partners, and anyone in Colorado Springs looking for the freshest and tastiest farm produce. Buyers interested in purchasing products from the Farmers Market but are unsure of what to find can check the website for a chart of fruits and veggies in season. They can also check interesting upcoming events, such as Farm to Table planned and prepared by Chef Deanna Johnson.
Besides serving residents looking for an authentic farmers’ market experience, the website is an essential accessory for vendors. Local farmers interested in becoming part of the Backyard Market can apply for any vending category. If they meet the criteria highlighted on the website, they can get a booth at the next farmers’ market. It also has a Young Entrepreneur Program for kids between 7 and 17. This opportunity gives them a chance to gain hands-on experience selling during summer market seasons, accompanied by a parent at the booth.
The producer-only market also launched the website to disseminate relevant news to the vendors, partners, and patrons. They use the new platform, social media, and newsletters to announce important dates and events. One of the updates by the Backyard Market is launching the Zero Waste campaign, which is consistent with the company’s 2024 vision of becoming a fully sustainable farmers’ market. Besides encouraging buyers to bring reusable bags when shopping and setting up a water refill station, it has partnered with PractEco to provide compostable straws.
Backyard Market is also a kid-friendly space with educational and fun activities. Every week, the Kids Corner is hosted by different groups such as Black Forest Community Church (BFCC), Sustainable Educational Experience (SEE), Cub Scout Pack 70, or Girls Scouts of Colorado. Parents can read more about the market’s partners on the website and some of the activities for their children.
Interested partners and sponsors can also learn more about the Backyard Market’s affiliation program. The sponsorship form (available on the site) highlights some reasoning behind bringing partners on the board. For example, working with partners has been instrumental to the market in fostering sustainability and environmentalism awareness. They have also successfully supported local food economies, artists, and musicians. Those interested in becoming partners or sponsors can also donate via the new website to assist the market in keeping the vendor charges low and investing in more sustainability programs.
Local farmers, food producers, and ranchers interested in becoming vendors or partners can contact the team at 719-306-3049. Backyard Market is located at 12530 Black Forest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO, 80908, US. The company also has another location at 11631 Ridgeline Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Visit the new website and social media outlets for more information.
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