AIM Accepting Applications for Racial Equity Fund

AIM is now accepting applications for our Racial Equity Fund at the downtown San Rafael Farmers Market. As part of our work to make markets more inclusive and accessible, we will be offering financial support to three Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Farmers, Food Producers, and Artisans getting their start at the farmers market. The downtown San Rafael Farmers Market will occur from June 1st – August 31st, 5:30 – 8-30 pm, on Fourth street.

Recipients will receive:

  • AIM farmers market registration fees ($100)
  • Free stall fees for six months at one of AIM’s farmers markets (10x10 booth, approx. $700)
  • A $1,000 stipend for any market-related costs, such as: tents, booth signage, online marketing, organic certification(s), health department fees and other critical but sometimes hidden costs of starting and expanding a food-related business
  • Mentorship with an established farmers market participant or Small Business Development Center advisor, if desired

Applications are due by May 22nd, 2023.