Well! It’s finally gone and happened. All the blog posts are up from the Farmers’ Market Marketing Series.
What follows is a summary of all of the posts I’ve written in the series to make it easy for you to find the ones most relevant to you.
#1: What This Series is and Why I’m Doing It
#2: Six Overarching Ideas for Success
#3: Five Solid Ideas for Online Marketing
#4: Two Simple Ideas on Social Media
#5: The Three C’s of Social Media
#6: 76 Real World Examples of Farmer’s Using Social Media
#7: Three Big Ideas on Your Booth
#8: 18 Ideas on How to Engage Customers From Your Booth
#9: Ten Bonus Ideas for Success at Farmer’s Markets
#10: Thoughts on How do I Price Things?
#11: Six Marketing Ideas for Farmers Outside of Markets
#12: Eight Ideas for Farmer’s Market Managers
#13: Hub Marketing for Farmers’ Market Vendors
#14: Hubs for Marketing for Farmers’ Market Managers
Other Resources I Found:
Farm Marketing Solutions: Morning farm chores time-lapse video, aprox. 3 minutes by John Suscovich.
How to Become a Farmer’s Market Vendor – WikiHow: farmers markets, once the typical way of selling produce for centuries, have again grown to become an important part of local community food shopping. They’re the place to find fresh local produce, catch up with people from the community, share great food and take home seasonal treats that the supermarkets aren’t necessarily going to be selling. And if you want to become part of a local farmers market, and sell your own homegrown or home produced food or household necessities, then you’ll need to do some planning to ensure that your efforts are as effective, as they are lucrative.
How to Sell at Farmer’s Markets – Bright Agrotech: In this webinar, Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech discusses what it takes to sell at Farmer’s Markets and some tricks for making a splash.
Bright Agrotech Marketing Resources: this company researches, designs, tests, redesigns and retests theirAmerican-made vertical growing products. Dr. Nate Storey and the Bright Agrotech team are committed to helping large commercial and small hobbyist growers alike grow more with less.
Modern Farmer: Modern Farmer is an authoritative resource for today’s cutting-edge food producers and consumers: the farmers, wannabe farmers, chefs, and passionate home cooks who are influencing the way we e
at right now. Blending hands-in-dirt service, soulful inspiration, and whip-smart reporting, Modern Farmer understands that a tomato is never just a tomato—it’s also a political, and deeply personal, statement about who we want to be and the world we hope to live in.
FarmStart.ca: FarmStart aims to continue to provide practical support, sector leadership and a voice for a new generation of farmers. The FarmStart initiative, incorporated in 2005, grew from the recognition that farming communities are aging, and structural, economic, and practical challenges are preventing new and young farmers from getting into the sector. At the same time, consumers and governments are beginning to make a sustainable, healthy, regional food supply an economic and social priority.
SmallFarmCanada.ca: Small Farm Canada is a national magazine. Using writers in every region of the country, each issue is edited from their main office in Metchosin, BC. The magazine is designed in St. John’s, Nfld, and it is printed in Winnipeg and distributed to all provinces and territories. Small Farm Canada promotes small-scale farming as a legitimate and viable endeavour. The magazine’s editorial position is that the lives of small-scale farmers and their families are worthy, complex and rich in possibility, and that the communities serving small-scale farmers are unique and dynamic.
Canadian Organic Growers: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is a national charitable organization with members in all regions of Canada. COG is connected to the regions through eight regional chapters, four affiliated organizations, and to the international organic community through membership in the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements. COG’s membership is diverse and includes farmers, gardeners, processors, retailers, educators, policy-makers, and consumers. Not all COG members run certified organic operations, but they share a vision for a sustainable bioregionally-based organic food system.
SmartFarmBC.ca: Helping BC Farmers learn and implement best practices for agricultural business growth. Resources for starting a new farm, running a farm, transferring a farm and business management resources.
Seeds of Diversity: Objectives: To search out, preserve, perpetuate, study, and encourage the cultivation of heirloom and endangered varieties of food crops. To educate the public about the importance of heirloom and endangered varieties of food crops and the need for their continued cultivation and preservation.