[Market-farming] Farms, CSA's or markets using locallygrown.net

breck bcarden at breckinridgegroup.com
Thu Nov 19 08:55:28 EST 2009


Ben and Catherine,

Would you mind sharing what % the farmers are paying the franchisee/market
manager?

Are there farmers markets near your drop-off site?

 

Thanks,

Farmer Breck

Breck Carden

Carden's Garden

2400 E Hwy 22

Crestwood, KY 40014-7704

breck at breckcarden.com

www.breckcarden.com

 

 

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From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Flying S
Farms
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:00 PM
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farms, CSA's or markets using locallygrown.net

 

We have used www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net for the past 2 years. We know
some folks that do 3 of the locally grown locations and are very pleased. We
started SRLG late last year, full time this season, we've been very pleased
with sales. SRLG is only 2 years old, it is beginning to grow and gain
customers. It opens Sunday afternoon, closed Tuesday evening, late Tuesday
we receive email as to what our product orders are and we deliver the orders
to the Market Manager on Thursday evening, get paid and he does the
deliveries.  Summary..post your product online, get orders, bag orders,
deliver orders..done!! Con's..computer time and pictures, no extra sales, no
customer contacts.
 
We've sometime include a 'gift' in customers orders, we grow a different
type of okra than most and gifted the customers that week with about 1/4
pound..order for okra increased next week. We've also done that on some
breads we were getting ready to post on the market with a label saying
'coming soon to SRLG', increased sales.
 
Our Market Manager said we could post a picture of our CSA Baskets with
information but we chose not to, we did put brief description in our bio and
link to our website. We figured folks that read our bio will respond but we
felt people that are shopping on the locally grown are looking at the whole
market and what is available that they can pick and choose from.
 
One piece of advice, put pictures of your products, personalize yourself ie
brand yourself. Look at the 'mother site' at www.locallygrown.net and the
other locations and see how folks have themselves and products posted.
 
You are welcome to email off board with any further questions. 

Ben and Catherine Simmons
Flying S Farms
Woodbury, Tennessee
615-542-1078
www.bakingfarmer.com <http://www.bakingfarmer.com/> 
BLOG: www.flyingsfarms.blogspot.com <http://www.flyingsfarms.blogspot.com/> 
 




 

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Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:20:36 -0800
From: jaysleichter at yahoo.com
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [Market-farming] Farms, CSA's or markets using locallygrown.net


I learned about http://www.locallygrown.net/ last night from a fellow
grower.  Does anyone use this service with their farm or at their market.
Also does anyone use it with their CSA?  If you are using it what are the
pro's and con's of this service and what do your customers think about it.
I am very impressed with it.

Thanks,
Jay





 

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