2006 BA-CFM History
Images of the 2006 Event below !
comemmorating the 2006 inaugural Southwestern CFM event
Available on the Coral Farmers Market website.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make the very first Bay Area Coral Farmers Market event a success ! We ended up with a total official attendance of 205 ! That occurred at the end of the summer month of June. The selection of captive grown corals was without a doubt the best offered for sale to date at a US event. Other then some power problems just prior to opening, there were very few operational problems. We have been getting some great feedback from the attendees and vendors. Quite a few of the vendors have already pledged to return next year. We had a great mix of some of the best coral farmers from Southern California and Northern California. Attendance however was a little lower then the attendance of the 2006 Southwestern Coral Farmers Market event. From a financial point of view the vendors experienced mixed results. Most profited or broke even from the event. A few did very well and a few did not do so well, but they did benifit from the exposure and networking. Many attendees were very happy with the incredible corals they were able to acquire and a business couple who flew in from Michigan were estatic about the selection. We are working to improve attendance during the 2007 BA-CFM event. We have scheduled the 2007 BA-CFM event to occur on May 20th instead of late June. We believe that this will avoid early summer issues that may have affected attendance. These issues include early summer heat problems and summer time vacations. We are also lowering attendee ticket prices to encourage sales. The 2006 BA-CFM event was slightly profitable overall for the BA-CFM and CFM, but that profit is represented by the capital assets (infrastructure) that we acquired. We believe that cash profits should not be expected the first year operating these types of events. We fully expect cash profits during the second year operations of our events.
BA-CFM and CFM Staff
Bay Area Coral Farmers Market Images !
(All images copyright of the Coral Farmers Market)
We would like to thank the following companies or individuals who have donated either products or services to the 2006 Bay Area Coral Farmers Market event. These companies and individuals have helped to make this event a success !