Green Apple

SPONSORSHIP

For inquiries or to sponsor now, contact the Market Manager
253-515-0071 or marketmanager@ghhwa.org

When you sponsor the Market, you are supporting:

  • The vitality of downtown Gig Harbor business with an average of 2,000 people each Thursday visiting the market and taking advantage of all that downtown has to offer.

  • Local growers, processors, artists, and entertainers helping to grow farms and businesses.

  • An incubator-type model, producing potential brick and mortar businesses for downtown.

  • Access for all ages and income levels to local, healthy, nutritious and sustainable produce and food products.

  • Volunteers who give over 1,000 hours a season assisting in the set-up, tear-down, and operations of the Market.

  • Farmers Market programs and activities that promote and educate on healthy life skills in fun and interactive ways.

LEVELS

PREMIER

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The Premier Sponsor supports all aspects of the Waterfront Farmers Market and is the driving force of the Marketís presence in the community. The Premier Sponsor helps in strengthening the financial foundation of the market, thereby strengthening our ability to produce a strong Market each season.

Representatives of the Premier Sponsor organization are invited to opening day to help officially open the Market for the season.

ACTIVITIES

$2500

The Activities Sponsor provides the resources needed for the Market to conduct activities for visitors with a focus on healthy life skills.  The activities (scheduled or pop-up) are geared to be participatory, fun, informative, and vary for all ages and abilities.  Representatives of the Activities Sponsor are invited to introduce scheduled Market activities each week.

OPERATIONS

The Operations Sponsor provides the resources for the Market to hire an assistant to help the Market Manager for the season.  The Market staff have a multitude of tasks to manage.  From the time set-up begins, throughout Market open hours, and through to the completion of tear-down, all operations require an intense focus on safety and productivity. Volunteer and vendor placement, customer satisfaction, quality of presentation, orchestration of Market scheduled events,  and EBT/SNAP benefit distribution, are just some of the components of a Market day. 

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PROMOTIONS

Constant communication throughout the season about the Market vendors and their products, as well as  Market activities, demos and entertainment, is essential to a successful Market. The Promotions Sponsor gives us the resources to provide accurate, up-to-the minute messaging to the public. Whether it is printed material displayed in the community (1.e. posters and rack cards), information sheets handed out at the Market, boosted social media posts, or signage within the Market, promotion and good communication are vital to the customers.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Entertainment Sponsor provides the Waterfront Farmers Market with the resources to hire music & other live entertainment on Market days, and to maintain our sound system. Entertainment adds to the ambiance of the Market and gives local artists a place to showcase their talents. Representatives of the Entertainment Sponsor organization are invited to introduce the live entertainment each week.

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Constant communication throughout the season about the Market vendors and their products, as well as  Market activities, demos and entertainment, is essential to a successful Market. The Promotions Sponsor gives us the resources to provide accurate, up-to-the minute messaging to the public. Whether it is printed material displayed in the community (1.e. posters and rack cards), information sheets handed out at the Market, boosted social media posts, or signage within the Market, promotion and good communication are vital to the customers.

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

$2500

Chef@theMarket

The Chef@theMarket Sponsor provides the resources needed for the Market to bring in local chefs & food processors that conduct cooking demonstrations, give classes, and handout samples of items made with ingredients purchased directly from Market vendors. This program adds excitement to the market and value to the customer’s visit.  Local chefs and processors can pass along their valuable knowledge of food and preparation to Market customers who in turn purchase ingredients and food items from the vendors, increasing vendor sales. Representatives of the sponsoring organization are invited to introduce each scheduled Chef@theMarket. 

The Entertainment Sponsor provides the Waterfront Farmers Market with the resources to hire music & other live entertainment on Market days, and to maintain our sound system. Entertainment adds to the ambiance of the Market and gives local artists a place to showcase their talents. Representatives of the Entertainment Sponsor organization are invited to introduce the live entertainment each week.

VENDOR SUPPORT

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$500

FRIEND OF THE MARKET

 Join other businesses & organizations in helping to build the Market’s foundation by becoming a Friend of the Market. A Friend of the Market Sponsorship allows you to show your support for the market and your commitment to a healthy and vibrant Gig Harbor. 

BENEFITS

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2022 Waterfront Farmers Market sponsorships are in effect for the duration of the

Market season of June through Mid-September, 2022.