Tag Archives: Farmers Market

Boost sales at fall farmers markets

As days grow shorter and nights grow cooler (maybe), many growers see their largest harvests of the year. Be sure to sell that bountiful harvest at its freshest. UVM Extension’s Mary Peabody, Director of the Women’s Agricultural Network and UVM … Continue reading

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Savvy growers communicate with customers

Happy customers return and keep spending money. Savvy growers and businesspeople keep this in mind and seek regular feedback from loyal CSA, farmers market and restaurant customers. Customers stay engaged when they feel their opinions matter. Customers stay with a vendor when … Continue reading

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RI Farmer finds conservation land & sustainability essential

How can a young or beginning farmer afford land, equipment, seed and soil amendments or livestock and feed? Jim Booth, Farm Manager of Aquidneck Farms, runs a sustainable, economically viable livestock farm. “Livestock farming takes a lot of land,” Booth … Continue reading

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Good communications keep customers coming back

Farms are businesses and need repeat customers to keep them going. Farmers with profitable Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) know that building relationships with CSA customers increases renewals. Customers love knowing their farmers. Shy farmers may need to hire extroverts to … Continue reading

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Teenage farmer tells it like she sees it

Sometimes teens say the most amazing things! Here is a recent story posted in the Denver Post on Shelby Grebenc of Adams County Farm. A young poultry and egg farmer, she described what it means to SUPPORT local farmers. Well said! Click … Continue reading

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Growing greens for market

Growing lettuces and greens is easy and yields a steady spring and fall cash crop for Farmers Markets, restaurants and commercial sales. Growers can extend their sales period using low or high tunnels. Using low tunnels inside unheated high tunnels, … Continue reading

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Are Farmers’ Markets the Most Profitable Options for Farmers? Maybe Not

Emily Brooks of the Edibles Advocates Alliance posted this information on diversifying sales blends to minimize risk at Farmers’ Markets. She urged farmers to diversity and to take full advantage of Farmers’ Markets benefits: direct consumer interaction, community involvement, business and branding exposure and so … Continue reading

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