[Market-farming] re: calendar

Wiediger, Alison awiediger at HART.k12.ky.us
Mon Feb 14 16:10:57 EST 2005

This calendar stuff is a great idea - whatever is chosen as pictures.  What
I'm wondering about is this:  People buy calendars late in the year for the
next year.  Our market is open when produce is available - mid-April through
October, and from mid-August on (when school starts), has much lower traffic
levels.  When do you sell the calendar?  Or, do you do a mid-year to
mid-year calendar?

Alison Wiediger, Au Naturel Farm

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> Folks-
> When I ran the community gardening group in town we did a 
> calendar/localized gardening almanac. We used month appropriate photos and
> I put together the almanac portion (you could add in when each thing 
> likely becomes available). The smartest thing to do is to get local 
> businesses to sponsor months that make sense for their business. You can 
> figure out what it costs to print and then you know what to charge the 
> sponsors. If you do that, then all your sales are profit and you 
> strengthen relationships with local businesses, especially if you use a 
> local print shop. 
> Guy Clark
> Columbia, MO

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