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Supporting Local Agriculture: Tacoma Farmers Market

Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities at Tacoma Farmers Market

Tacoma Farmers Market


By Drew Johnson

Tacoma's vibrant farmers markets are not just about buying fresh produce; they are also about community, sustainability, and supporting local businesses. If you're looking to get involved and make a difference, in addition to shopping the Tacoma Farmers Market’s (TFM) various markets, TFM offers a variety of volunteer and sponsorship opportunities that allow you to play a vital role in sustaining these essential community hubs.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Tacoma Farmers Market, contributing their time, skills and enthusiasm to ensure the smooth operation of market activities. Whether you're donning a carrot suit to entertain children, teaching cooking classes, assisting with market setup and tear-down, or serving on the board, there's a role for everyone in the market family. Volunteering at TFM not only allows you to give back to your community but also provides a hands-on opportunity to support local agriculture and promote sustainability.

For those looking to support TFM in a different way, sponsoring the market presents an excellent opportunity to showcase your commitment to local food and community engagement. TFM offers one-time and seasonal sponsorship opportunities at various levels, allowing businesses and individuals to tailor their support to meet their specific needs and preferences. Sponsorship benefits may include recognition at market events, promotional opportunities, and the satisfaction of knowing you're making a tangible difference in your community.

In addition to general market sponsorship, TFM also offers sponsorship opportunities for its annual Grit City Gala, a highlight of the Tacoma social calendar. Scheduled for August 22, 2024, the Grit City Gala serves as a fundraiser to support TFM's ongoing efforts to promote local agriculture and food equity. Sponsorship opportunities for the gala include options for in-kind and cash sponsorship, with varying levels to suit different budgets and interests. Whether you choose to sponsor a table, provide music, or support farmland preservation, your contribution will help make the gala a resounding success while supporting TFM's mission.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for the Grit City Gala or any other TFM event, simply reach out to the Tacoma Farmers Market team by emailing They'll be happy to provide you with more information and discuss how you can get involved in this exciting community event.

Tacoma's farmers markets is not just about buying local produce — it's about actively participating in a thriving community that values sustainability, community engagement and local agriculture. Whether you choose to volunteer your time or become a sponsor, your contribution to TFM will help ensure that these vital community resources continue to thrive for years to come. Join Tacoma Farmers Market in supporting and making a difference in our community today! For additional details, you are welcome to visit or call 253.272.7077.

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