[Market-farming] A delicate situation: How to tell a Farmer's Market vendor their quality is off
JayGee at jghelp.com
Fri Sep 3 14:13:04 EDT 2004
Tell the farmer in the same words you used to tell us.
The best thing an honest marketer can hope for is
bluntly honest customers. It's not about feelings,
it's about their living...
On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 10:00:40 -0400, Alliums wrote:
> Hi, Folks!
> I have a situation I'd love to get some input on from the group.
> Last year, a consortium of dairy farmers got together and produced some of
> the best yogurt I've ever had. My cousin and I bought copious amounts
> every Saturday our Farmer's Market was in business.
> I don't know what has happened this year, but the quality is completely
> gone this year. Even though the yogurt has a "sell by" date that is far in
> the future either 1) when we open the lid of the yogurt, the inner seal is
> I know the farmer is wondering why my cousin and I aren't the steady
> customers we were last year, but can't bring himself to ask. As I know
> *nothing* about dairy from the cow itself to how to make or hold dairy
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