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IT'S BACK!!!
The 13th annual Frag Farmer's Market will be held this coming March 7th at E.O. Smith High School in Storrs CT. Doors will open at 10am this year to give you an extra hour of coral madness! It has grown into the biggest single day swap in the country with 100+ vendors - with a great mix of big names and some great local hobbyists. I have a few new names that were great additions to the list, and people who we never see in the northeast. You will not find a better selection of corals at any other show, and the set-up fee is so low for sellers, the prices for you end up better than at the other big shows. Plus admission is just $5. I'll post more info in the coming weeks as the details for this year's FFM comes together.

I do have space for more "dry goods" companies, if any of the local companies are interested in coming up for the day. The price for a table is too good to pass up! Shoot me a PM if you are interested!

See you all up at the FFM this year!
-Jon
So here is the preliminary list of coral vendors for the 2020 FFM.  This is only the coral vendors.  I'll post the list of dry goods places that will be there in a bit when I iron out a few more details.  Once again, looks to be a HUGE show and well worth the ride down!

AC Corals
Alex's Advanced Aquatics
Antonio Silva
Aquadreams
Aquatic Creations
Back Woods Reefs
Blake’s Aquaden
Blue View Aquatics
Cheesy Corals
Coral Reef Connection
Covey's Coral Cove
Credable Coral Labs
Dirk’s Aquatics
Donovan Stout
Dr. Salomon Corals
E.O. Smith Coral Project
Exotic Fish and Corals
Fish Ninja
Frank180Reef
Frost Corals
FUPA
Golden Basket Corals
Greg Demos - Aquacultured Acropora
Greg Hiller
Greg's Corals
Hall High School Coral Project
Headie Corals
Jason Fox
Koral Craze
Kwong1998
Marine Science Magnet School
Mike Herbas
MosReef
Mod Corals
MoFo Corals
Motor City Corals
MR Reefs
Mystery Box
No Comp Clowns
NY Reef Aquatic
Ocean State Aquatics
Pablo
Pacific East Aquaculture
Paul Spinnato
Paulywalnuts
Pieces of the Ocean
Pop Corals
Reef Crazy Coral Propagation Center
Reef Creations
Reef Junkeez
Reef Trends
Reefshine Guys
Rich Beck Jr.
Rick Correira
Roaming Reefer
RozArt Corals
Sassawrasse
School of Fish
Sea Gardens
Sickn'Twisted Corals
Son and Sand
SteelerMike
Talon's Cove
Tank Breakers
T-A-R Corals
The Reef Shoppe
Tidal Wave Aquatics
TJM Corals
Triggreef
Ultimate Corals
Underwater Bliss
Usctom
Wet Pets
Zooanthids.com
Here is the preliminary list of "Dry Goods" companies that will be at the Frag Farmer's Market this year. I still have a few "might come outs" but these are all the confirmed companies. We have some super cool additions to the list this year!

Agcore
Aquatic Creations
Boston Aqua Farms
Brightwell
Building An Obsession
Champion Lighting
Colchester Pet
Coralvue
Dirks Aquatic Store
ESV
Fritz
Kimmie’s Cupcakes
Koral Kreations
Mike’s Phyto
MR Reefs
Mystery Box
Neptune Systems
No Comp Clowns
Ocean Nutrition
Octo Clowns
Red Sea
Reef News Network
Reef Nutrition
Reef Rax
Reef Shine Guys
Reef Trends
ReefBreeders
ReefWeeds
Rock Hard Reefs
Rod’s Food
Seachem
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I have three events that are happening at the FFM that I wanted to reach out and offer to you guys and girls.

#1- The 2nd annual FFM Corn Hole Tournament
Sponsored by the E.O. Smith Coral Project, OSA, and The Reef Shine Guys, it will be a single elimination tournament with matches every 15 minutes starting at noon.  I have 16 spots open for play.  The brackets will be released and shared prior to the FFM so participants can plan ahead.  The winner of the tournament will receive:
    -a $50 FFM gift certificate, good at ANY FFM vendor - thanks to the EOS Coral Project
    -a Maxout Aquatics Package - thanks to OSA
    -a Reef Shine Guys swag pack - thanks to the Reef Shine Guys

#2- Paint and sip (without the sip) with Rachel Fogel of Reef Weeds
At 1pm, Rachel will be hosting a paint along session with her in one of the open classrooms.  After you are done, and it dries, you can take your painting home.  All materials are provided (paint, canvases, smocks, etc…)  Just bring your art skills and clothes that might get a little paint on them.  There are 12 spots open for this.

#3- Make your own Koral Kreation with Kris Kaz
Kris is going to host a paint a coral event.  Kris is going to prep a number of coral skeletons and bring them along for participants to choose from.  Then you will get a lesson on Kris’ magic process and be able to create your own Koral Kreation that you will get to take home at the end of the day (after it dries).  Again, all materials are provided for the painting session, just bring your creativity!  There are 12 spots open for this.

All events are open to people 12 and older (younger kids can do the painting but need to have an adult painting with them).  The best part?  All three are FREE!  Just shoot me an email at swansonjl@hotmail.com to let me know that you want a spot.  The first people to email me get spots and I will make a wait list after that if spots open up.
The Paint a Coral session is full, still some space in the other two.
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Less than a month to go!  Here is the line up for the talks at this year's FFM.  I put together a nice variety of topics to try to hit something that everyone would be interested in.  As with previous years, these talks are free with your admission to the FFM (which is only $5).  Come out, shop for a while, take a break and listen to a talk, then go back and shop some more!
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Here is the map for the 2020 FFM. Inevitably there will be some changes that get made but this should be pretty close to what it looks like for the day. I will have paper copies of the map available at the door that day!
If you are still on the fence about coming out for the FFM, here is a link to a video that Craft Aquatic put together at last year's FFM.  It will give you an idea about the FFM and what the school program has going on.