Farmers Market Marketing Series #13: Final Thoughts, Blog Summary and Ten Resources

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.

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#1: What This Series is and Why I’m Doing It
http://marketingforhippies.com/farmers/

#2: Six Overarching Ideas for Success
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms2/

#3: Five Solid Ideas for Online Marketing
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms3/

#4: Two Simple Ideas on Social Media
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms4/

#5: The Three C’s of Social Media
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms5/

#6: 76 Real World Examples of Farmer’s Using Social Media
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms6/

#7: Three Big Ideas on Your Booth
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms7/

#8: 18 Ideas on How to Engage Customers From Your Booth
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms8/

#9: Ten Bonus Ideas for Success at Farmer’s Markets
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms9/

#10: Thoughts on How do I Price Things?
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms10/

#11: Six Marketing Ideas for Farmers Outside of Markets
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms11/

#12: Eight Ideas for Farmer’s Market Managers
http://marketingforhippies.com/fmms12/

#13: Hub Marketing for Farmers’ Market Vendors
http://marketingforhippies.com/farmers-market-hubs/

#14: Hubs for Marketing for Farmers’ Market Managers
http://marketingforhippies.com/farmers-market-hubs/

 

Other Resources I Found:
FarmChoresFarm Marketing Solutions: Morning farm chores time-lapse video, aprox. 3 minutes by John Suscovich.

 

 

 

FarmersMarketVendorWikiHowHow 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.

BrightAgrotech_HowToHow 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.

 

 

 

BrightAgrotechBright 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.

 

 

ModernFarmerModern FarmerModern 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.

 

FarmStartFarmStart.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.

SmallFarmCanadaSmallFarmCanada.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.

 

CanadianOrganicGrowersCanadian 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.

SmartFarmBCSmartFarmBC.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.

 

 

SeedsOfDiversitySeeds 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.

 

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