[Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 51, Issue 12

Nancy nstumpf at wi.rr.com
Wed Apr 18 18:05:35 EDT 2007

Hello Roxann,

Here are a couple of marketing ideas for exposure.  Where are the bikers
coming from and how do they find Kingston as a route? Perhaps, there is a
newsletter or website that bikers subscribe to where the Kingston ride is
mentioned.  There is also a site that might be helpful for local promotion
ideas (others may also find this site useful).  It is

Nancy in SE WI

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Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 16:42:37 +0000
From: " roxann " <roxann at ancientearthwisdom.com>
Subject: [Market-farming] rural markets
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Has anyone had any experience with farmer's markets in very rural locations?
our town is very small, pop. ~ 400-500, but we're also pretty isolated. our
town square is dying, as the businesses are closing and our wonderful old
buildings are lying unused. the old mercantile store shut down recently and
the owner is open to working with me to establish a market there. the town
is a tourist rest-stop, crossroads in the middle of nowhere and lots of
bikers pass through on saturdays. there is one general store with a bathroom
and necessities, and a grill, still open but she is flailing, too, and i
don't know how much longer she can hold out. something like a farmer's
market to bring the people to the square more often would likely help the
few remaining businesses. the locals seem to enjoy coming out of the hills
and woods for even the smallest things, so i am thinking this might be
something that might help. 

roxann, kingston, ar

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