It's all about local food...2,000 miles fresher!
It's all about finding local food...everything from A to Z!
It's all about finding local food growers …simply the best!
If you are a producer...it's all about YOU!
Join Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association...Today!
Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association
is a vibrant group of agri-preneuers! Don't miss the opportunity to
become a part of AFFPA's growing membership.
Whether you are an 'old hand' or just
opening your farm gates for sales...this association is meant for you.
Take a few minutes to scroll through the following information about the
association, then fill out the membership and information forms and
send them to us! We welcome all producers and look forward to becoming
even more dynamic as we grow!
AFFPA is a voluntary membership,
non-profit organization representing direct market growers. The
Association is dedicated to supporting the production of farm direct
market vegetable, berry and fruit crops, bedding plants, perennials,
herbs, flowers, meats, poultry, eggs and other specialty items in
Alberta. Most AFFPA members market directly to consumers via U-Pick
farms, farm gate sales and/or through Farmers' Markets.
The AFFPA Board of Directors is
comprised of seven producer members from across Alberta. Conny Kappler
administrates the activities of the association.
AFFPA will continue province-wide
promotions in 2018. Promotions of the association and members encourages
customers to visit local farms, experience a taste of the country and
purchase the best products in Alberta.
We set a membership deadline of January 31, every year to be included on the website for the year, email notifications and mailing lists. We can add members throughout the year on the website. 15,000 rack cards are printed annually and distributed across the province to visitor centre, counties, municipalities, farmers' markets and to AFFPA members. The rack card directs people to this new website that features travel directions to member locations, products, special events and telephone numbers. It's a terrific marketing tool. Your profile on AFFPA's new website will also direct people to your company website, allow you to post pictures of your operation, add events, your business hours, and any new products.
Benefits of AFFPA Membership
Not only does your membership of $175 include listing on this Website, but also:
- Advocacy for farm direct marketers at federal, provincial and municipal government consultations – we have a Government representative sitting on our Board for every meeting, so we have the opportunity to connect immediately to the Government and get heard.
- Telephone support and email inquiry support for customers to find out where your farm is located and when products are available
- Participation in promotional activities such as press releases, print, radio and TV interviews
- Opportunity to obtain insurance with AgriTourism/Farm specialists
- Participating in the annual AFFPA bulk plant order at reduced prices – we are trying to find value added product supplies that our organize can purchase bulk pricing for our membership base.
- Reduced rates on AFFPA courses and workshops – our Conference every year that we put on in February is a big event with lots of member value
- Subscription to the monthly AFFPA Direct Currents e-newsletter
- Industry information and opportunities sent out to the membership via email
Our Board is working hard to help our Producers in this Covid 19 crisis. Working with our producers and the government to keep the supply chain uninterrupted and working as smoothly as possible. Our Board is invited to Town Hall meetings with the Premier and the Ag Minister for direct information for our Producers Agricultural needs.
- Free member advertising in the newsletter – events, items for sale, any information that you want to add, we welcome!
- A vote at the annual meeting
- Grant opportunities – our Board is always researching areas where we can apply for grant opportunities for our membership
Support of horticultural research
- Representation by the AFFPA board of directors on various committees of interest to members
- Membership list of growers across the province
- Networking opportunities
- Social media and more!
Become a member of this dynamic association today! It's all about YOU and the demand for your products!!