Membership with the El Dorado County Farm Trails Association is categorized at four levels:
Any individual or firm operating a farm with at least one acre of permanent or annual crops situated in El Dorado County who is approved for membership by the Board of Directors.
Any individual or firm operating within the county whose activities or business provide supplies and/or services that support agriculture, agri-tourism, general tourism, recreational activities, and other related activities, and is approved for membership by the Board of Directors. Associate members receive all benefits of regular membership.
Any individual or organization who supports the EDC Farm Trails mission of promoting sustainable local agriculture.
Individuals or organizations who wish to visibly support the EDC Farm Trails mission of promoting sustainable local agriculture. Individuals or organizations can choose to have their support displayed on Farm Trails promotional items and electronic media by providing logo(s). Examples include farmer’s market bags, tee shirts, display boards, and the Farm Trails website and social media.
Membership benefits (all categories) include:
Distinctive sign with your customized business name (additional fees apply; sign is solely owned by El Dorado County Farm Trails and use is revocable upon termination of membership).
Free listing in the El Dorado County Farm Trails and Visitors Guide (which reaches over 100,000 people), and is published annually and distributed Mid-year.
Discount on paid advertising in the Guide.
Free listing and link in the El Dorado County Farm Trails website.
Appropriate representation to various governmental agencies.
Participation in EDC-FTA Certified Farmers Markets.
Regular monthly meetings, networking and exchange of information.
The marketing power of joining with the hundreds of other people who gain from their work in agriculture and agritourism.
Quilt Trail Project participation.
Fees and dues:
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE – $100
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE – $100
SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE – $50
SUSTAINING MEMBERS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE – $500