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Supporting Local Chefs is Good for Farmers Markets

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Thursday June 06, 2013   -   By Joan

Collaborate with Local Chefs for Boost in Sales photo by Chris Witkowski Here's a  collaborative marketing idea for those "In Season" strawberry, blueberry, tomato and sweet corn days: Work with your local...

Local Food Marketing Requires a Conversation

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Wednesday May 22, 2013   -   By Joan

As many of you know, we made a decision to take down our on-line store in early 2013.  Rising compliance costs were the main issue, but we also realized that we like to talk to our customers.  Local Food Marketing is not a ready-to-order...

Get Creative: Marketing Local Food in Schools

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Thursday May 02, 2013   -   By Joan

It's late in the school year, but now is the time to look ahead to next year.  While all your teachers, administrators and parent volunteers are still available, it's the best time to consider changes in your local school food program for the 2013-2014...

Marketing Explained at the Farmers Market

Blog: Eat Local Food LLC   -   Tuesday April 23, 2013   -   By Joan

The following represents our revision of a humorous but somewhat adult marketing-themed joke we received via e-mail.  We thought it was a cute marketing lesson so we’ve cleaned it up and added a farmers market theme…we hope you enjoy it, and we extend...

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...

Farmers: Sell More Regardless of the Economy

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday March 06, 2012   -   By David

 A recession is a transference of wealth from the meek to the bold - Dan Kennedy I love Dan’s definition of a recession. While it seems hard to nail down the figure, the Fed says $878 billion dollars will circulate through the United States economy in...

Small Farmers - Times Are Changing

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday February 18, 2011   -   By David

The demand for local, organic, farm fresh meat and vegetables has been on the rise for the last several years. This means that people are actively seeking out this type product. Many “marketing type” farmers have been enjoying increasing sales every...

Learning to See Your Farm as Others See It

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday February 14, 2011   -   By David

Probably one of the most important skills you can develop in your farm business and actually in life, is the ability to see things from other people’s perspective. This is the key to obtaining new clients, keeping present customers happy, and...

Small Farm Direct Marketing Community

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday February 03, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Sow Farmers, have you noticed there isn't much out there about marketing products directly from your farm? I see discussions about it sporadically in various forums and blogs I subscribe to, but over-all you can't get much "how-to"...

Garlic makes your tongue smile

Blog: Christopher Ranch   -   Tuesday August 24, 2010   -   By Justin

  Why I had writer’s block for a couple of weeks when there’s so much to write about is beyond me. I blame it on residual fatigue from the Gilroy Garlic Festival (nice try, Garlicia) but putting these words on the page has gotten me jump-started…...

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...

Suddenly... Sales!

Blog: Portage River Farm   -   Thursday October 08, 2009   -   By John

This has been an investment year for us on the farm. We have sunk considerable funds into the purchasing of the tractor and the building of the coop. Lesser amounts of money have gone to restock the apiary, purchase seeds and sprinklers for the garden, buy...

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Hurricane Farm Takes a Field Trip: Scotland Farm ...

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Saturday May 23, 2009   -   By Chris

Here are some photos from Scotland Farm Day from last weekend. Here is our set up.  To the left we had small pens with a calf, some lambs, and the pigs.  To the right we had a chicken coop and some goslings in another small pen.  I recently...

Niche Marketing and Subsidizing Your Customer

Blog: F.A. Farm   -   Wednesday May 20, 2009   -   By Walter

Yesterday, I finished reading Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America  by Barbara Ehrenreich (2001). I had been a fan of Ehrenreich since the early 90's, but I didn't bother to read her book when it came out because I knew the subject so well....

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...

New Era of Communication

Blog: BelleauWood Farms Alpacas   -   Thursday May 07, 2009   -   By Erin

So, it seems that there is a communication revolution in the works.  Blogging, tweeting, FB..... So, what does all this have to do with running an alpaca farm?  Well, we have always found that people love following the daily happening on the farm, so...

UN's International Year of Natural Fibers 2009 Mar...

Blog: Golden Touch Alpaca Farm   -   Monday May 04, 2009   -   By Shelley

      As you might have already known 2009 has been declared The International Year of Natural Fibers by the United Nations to help promote the production of textiles using Natural Fibers. They sent out an email blast this morning releasing...

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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