All new farm applicants being considered are now visited before being permitted to join the markets. This includes farmers, ranchers, and dairy producers.
When conducting the first step of the audit, the stall audit, AIM’s Farm Audit team selects producers at each market, reviews CPCs and any other relevant documentation, and notes the items currently being sold. Within one week, we will schedule a visit to the farms’ growing, production and/or storage location(s).
AIM staff is excited to get to know our farmers’ operations more deeply, which helps us better educate you, the public, about local and sustainable food production. Visiting farms in our markets enables us to know our producers’ businesses better, be able to more effectively tell the stories of their farms, and enables us to help you to KNOW YOUR FARMER, KNOW YOUR FOOD!