Coral Farmers’ Market announced for Feb 10, 2018!

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Chromis, Dec 12, 2017.

By Chromis on Dec 12, 2017 at 6:34 PM
  1. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member


    The Silicon Valley Coral Farmers Market is back on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11am - 5pm!. Pre-sale attendance tickets are available online for $5. (children 12 and under are free) Tickets will be $10 at door.

    The featured vendor is Jason Fox, all the way from Maryland!

    West Valley College
    14000 Fruitvale Avenue in Saratoga California 95070
    Parking is free in Parking Lot #5 from 6am - 7pm.
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Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Chromis, Dec 12, 2017.

    1. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      Shit. There'll be nothing great left for the rest of us.
    2. Vhuang168
      I’ll give you guys a 30 Min head start.

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    3. Chromis
      Anyone know what the timing of the members only swap will be in early 2018? Hopefully it’s before CFM to help clear some space on the frag racks?
    4. Flagg37
      Usually it’s in March.
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    5. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      Calendar Is not set for next year yet. Input is welcome, although march seems like a good month usually.
    6. Flagg37
      I just bought my ticket since it looks like I’ll be in town for it. Jason Fox is the “featured coral vendor”. Looks like this event is growing each time it comes around.
    7. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      Can we be the "featured club?" :)
    8. Flagg37
      We probably could. If we can pull together a list of members that are willing to man the booth and have a banner then I think Steve would be more willing to go for it. After all, we are the Bay Area Reefers. ;)
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    9. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      I can take care of a banner and flyers. And as mentioned before I can man the booth in the PM. Have we put up a request for volunteers and hours available?
    10. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      Not yet. Wanna post one?
    11. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      You're not going to trick me into taking an official position! I'm on to you! I think the president should post it.
    12. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      I'd rather not...I can't even commit to being at that event as of now. Would be best if someone that wants to make this happen posts it and follows up. Not a big deal to me if nobody wants to. The club will only be what it will be, and that is always going to be defined by what the members make it.
    13. Apon
      I will be happy to man the booth if needed. I made a banner long ago and they be still be with the club supplies. Can someone check with Mike the Treasury? What materials do we want to hand out? No sales at our both? I remember once we sold club donated corals for club profit, but not at this event. Anyways I can post a thread for volunteers but should they be approved volunteers? What are the current rules we need to follow? Can we sell glues and Shirts?
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    14. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      Ok -- now I feel guilty. Post is up.
    15. iCon
      Curious to those that have gone to these things before. Are the prices/selection any better than what's typical?
    16. Coral reefer
      Coral reefer
      I was more impressed with the first one, I feel like the second one was a little forced, and maybe just I'd already seen it all the first time. Or maybe I was in a bad mood...who's to say. I haven't been to many shows like reefapaooza or macna, but I didn't think prices were super cheap either time.
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    17. RandyC
      Neither were really cheaper than normal daily prices. However, vendors are definitely willing to negotiate especially when purchasing multiple pieces.

      Selection as compared to what you can get locally from our LFS is different, but if you browse or shop online a lot, not that much different.
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    18. Ibn
      Having gone to both CFM and RAP, I won't be attending this. I went last year and was underwhelm, vs. RAP where I was overwhelmed. RAP had speakers, larger raffle, freebies (reactor, food, etc.), and more varied vendors. It's more of a true event, whereas, this is what its name implies, a market.

      I also didn't like the fact that Steve asked so much of BAR and Neptune at the event, but never really acknowledged or incentivized the club/local resources for the assistance.
    19. Mark B
      Mark B
      I saw a nice hi-lighter pink mushroom for $20 and I regret not buying it.
    20. Bruce Spiegelman
      Bruce Spiegelman
      I only went to the first one and the selection was better than any of the LFS, but that's because vendors like WWC and Rudy Batara came out with some unique stuff. Prices weren't anything special on high end stuff, but I did see a lot of "buy three get one free for $20.00" kinds of set-ups.
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