First Market Day

Jeff Ishee jeff at
Sat Jul 8 22:24:06 EDT 2000

Wow! Sounds like Dale Carnegie needs to write a new book entitled: "How
to Win Friends and Influence Farmers' Market Vendors."
  Umh, umh, umh. I've just never heard of a farmers' market being so
"socially challenged." If this is the prevailing attitude at the market,
I find it hard to believe there would be a customer within three blocks.
Phil was exactly right when he commented "Customers are not dumb, they
pick up on this kind of attitude."
  Marie, I would offer four options:
1. Stick it out and hope to change everyone else
2. Move to a different market with more positive dynamics
3. Start your own market
4. Quit

  If option number one seems unobtainable, QUICKLY resolve to move to
option 2 or 3. DO NOT jump directly to Option 4 until you have
thoroughly investigated 2 and 3.
  Above all, remember that as a farmers' marketeer, you have what people
want, and people WILL find you wherever you go.

Best regards,
Jeff Ishee
Resources for farmers' markets and market farmers
info at
P.O. Box 52
Middlebrook, VA 24459

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