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More on First Impressions: E-mail v. Texting

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Joan

My recent post on  making a credible first impression  focused on your web presence.  Your company website is what potential customers first see when they look for you.  The impression you give should be professional, positive and...

Make a Credible First Impression

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Saturday March 30, 2013   -   By Joan

This morning, I had an e-mail from an individual requesting advice on whether to include their website address on their new business card, even if the website wasn't up and running yet.  This person was going to attend a conference where they hoped to...

Thankful for the Rain

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday April 16, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been kind of slow as I am not feeling the best. I have a terrible cold and chest cough. I guess getting wet and being out in the hot then cold weather got the best of me, I planted more seeds this morning and kept up with the sowing schedule. I do...

Cold in Illinois

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday February 25, 2012   -   By Jeff

Another cold and blustery day here in Illinois. However, it is supposed to warm up. Yesterday was very productive. Due to a snow day, my nephew, Andy came out and helped me most of the day. The day started with my daughter going into the ditch with her car and...

Seed Orders

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday January 26, 2012   -   By Jeff

Getting Ready Well it's that time of year at the farm where I look over last year's records and plan for the upcoming season. Actually, I have been planning for weeks, but I am finally mapping out the ground and preparing seed orders. I never realized there...

Johnsons family farm- the begining

Blog: Johnson's Family Farm   -   Sunday August 28, 2011   -   By Bill

Greetings all, Today I am going to be blogging about where it all began, and some of the things I have learned along the way. Initially I had signed up with a mail order company called SMC, ( I always liked Tom Bosley) anyway I was going to get rich...

Organic Small Farmers Business needs to be represe...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Monday July 18, 2011   -   By Tony

You read the news aboy the WOERLD KNEWS SCANDAL in Britain and you wonder:Is this American Citizen who hacks ordinary British Citizens private phones and spies on their lives? Is he doing the same here in US?   One thing for sure he is doing...

We're still growing!

Blog: Family Farms CSA   -   Wednesday March 23, 2011   -   By Foster

Foster Fogarty, owner of Family Farms CSA in North Texas, says the Dallas Morning News reporter called him this week. Foster's phone number is 903 267 6422.  His farms is at 9191 Hwy 56 East, Sherman, TX 75090. "She said she searched and...

What's the Deal With the Eggs?

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Angela

I just don't get it!   With all the money and regulations and this and that, big business still can't produce a simple edible egg.  You know, that thing that we small farmers take for granted.    I find it absolutely hysterical, that...

Call for New Vendors

Blog: Broad Street Market   -   Thursday September 30, 2010   -   By Jennifer

Broad Street Market is currently accepting applications for new vendors. As one of the oldest continuously operating market houses in the country, Broad Street Market offers a convenient location in Midtown Harrisburg and a distinct historic charm. We...

Ahhhh, springtime!

Blog: Sunrise Farm   -   Friday March 26, 2010   -   By Jetboy

Hello all - sorry for long delay in posting but it was a lonnnng winter! Finally getting serious about this year's plan. Lettuce and radishes are in with more soon to follow. Garlic looks good, already a few inches tall. Several varieties this year. We...

Creating Web Profiles

Blog: Emma's Family Farm in Maine   -   Wednesday December 16, 2009   -   By Rose and Steve

I've just finished creating my Linked In profile and realized, once again, how time consuming these profiles can be. At the same time, they can be important marketing tools so; what to do? I started my profile on Linked In about a year ago but never finished...

Getting Started

Blog: Emma's Family Farm in Maine   -   Saturday November 21, 2009   -   By Rose and Steve

It has been sort of embarrassing: for almost a year there's been a link to a blog on our LH listing and the blog has been empty. It seemed as though there was always something that was more important; and life moved on relentlessly without ever leaving time...

Saturday July 4th is Youth and Families Day at the...

Blog: Oakland Community Farmers' Market   -   Thursday July 02, 2009   -   By Tori

Happy Fourth of July Everyone! In celebration of everyone’s favorite holiday we will be starting off the month with our First Youth and Families Day at the Laurel Community Farmers’ Market! The market is located at 4173 Macarthur in the parking lot of the...

Video: The End of Mass-Marketing w/ Seth Godin

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday May 18, 2009   -   By Shelley

As a small farm constantly looking for new ways to connect with our local communities through grass roots approaches, we found this video very inspiring. Most certainly worth the 15 minutes!  Breif Synopsis:  Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended...

What Small Farms Can Learn from Alpaca Nation

Blog: Alpaca Farmgirl   -   Sunday April 19, 2009   -   By Katy

Alpaca Nation Means Business Alpaca Nation recently sent it’s customers an email. In it, they let customers know that they appreciate their participation in their customer satisfaction surveys and that they will be...

10 Entrepreneurial Concepts to Live By

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday April 13, 2009   -   By Shelley

While browsing the Internet this morning I stumbled across a great list that really rings true in our neck of the woods. Over the years as we have ventured into different agricultural businesses and industries, the same general ideas and attitudes are needed...

My New Favorite Book

Blog: Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm   -   Wednesday March 25, 2009   -   By Jody

Tina vs. Lois An Exotic Seductress vs. the Constant Lover In my new favorite book, The Small-Mart Revolution ( www.small-mart.org ), Michael Shuman pits Tina against Lois, and Lois kicks *ss. As you might guess by the title, this...

Marketing Research - Using Google Insights

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Thursday March 12, 2009   -   By Shelley

Recently we have discovered Google Insights which is a great way to gauge internet search trends for certain keywords, which are then mapped out for you. This is a great tool to find out what terms and ideas are growing in popularity. For us in particular,...

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