The Coral Farmers Market will be coming to Arizona for the first time this year. If you are not familiar with CFM or have never been to one you will not be disappointed. The event will take place at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Off of Mill Ave and East Fifth Street. This one day venue is open to the public for FREE this year. So mark your calender for November 23th and get ready to be overwhelmed with exotic frags. Here is the description of the event on the CFM website. "We are pleased to announce that the Southwestern Coral Farmers Market is moving to Phoenix this year. On November 23rd 2013 the CFM will be co-hosting the event with the Arizona Fish & Reef Aquarium Group (AZ F.R.A.G.). This is a relatively new group based in the Phoenix area that has experienced phenomenal growth the past couple years. The 2013 SW-CFM event will occur in the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe Arizona. There will be up to 23 coral farming and exhibiting vendors who will be selling and displaying their captive grown, cultured corals or reef related products to the public. Some of the best coral farming vendors from Arizona, Colorado, Texas and California will be setting up coral displays. Farmers will include aquarists, retail reef shops, online coral shops and full scale coral farming enterprises. There will also be exhibitors present who will be demonstrating and selling their products. This SW-CFM event will also feature auctions, raffles and door prizes throughout the day. Reef aquarists new to the captive reef market can also expect to see a fine collection of easy to keep beginner corals. We are encouraging our farmers to bring plenty of farmed soft corals along with their exotic farmed stony corals. And this event features free attendance for the public. So come to the event and make some deals with our vendors, while taking a chance on some great raffle prizes and possibly even making a bid on a exotic coral auction. SW-CFM and CFM Staff" Where: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel Palm F & C Rooms NE corner 60 East Fifth Street Tempe, Arizona 85281 Phone: 480 894-1400 When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 Opens to Public 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM Vendors and a floor plan are TBA.