2009 SW-CFM History
Images of the 2009 Event below !
Thanks to all the participants who made the 2009 SouthWestern Coral Farmers MarketSM event an incredible success ! The vendor participation was very strong and this event may have presented the most extensive collection of exotic captive grown corals ever offered for sale at one location. The official total attendance for 2009 is 377, while last year we had a total of 378. The weather for this event was perfect and the general economic downturn probably explains why we experienced no attendance growth this year. However, the quality and quantity of the captive corals the vendors offered for sale has definitly grown. Attendees were very active as usual and they seemed very impressed with the vendor displays. Operationally the event was almost completely flawless. We really appreciate the help and support from the local Inland Empire Marine Aquarium Society hobbyist club. One of the few problems that did occur was related to having one of our vendors hold and deliver over 25 of the raffle and auction corals for this CFM event. That vendor was overwhelmed by this and they will no longer offer that hold and deliver service for any other vendors corals. We are currently in the process of setting up a coral holding system that can be utilized by vendors for future events. That system will be owned and operated by the Coral Farmers Market company.
SW-CFM and CFM Staff
SouthWestern Coral Farmers MarketSM Images
(Images copyright of SouthWestern Coral Farmers MarketSM unless otherwise noted.)
These are the best images
that Steve Tyree was able to take during a quick walk through just prior to opening the event to the attendees.
We appear to be currently missing images for about 3 vendor display systems. If anyone has additional images
of vendors or tanks not shown here or better images then those shown here, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We would like to thank the following companies or individuals who have donated either products or services to the 2009 SouthWestern Coral Farmers MarketSM event. These companies and individuals help to make this event a success !