[Market-farming] Too many farmer's markets?

clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com clearviewfarm at bluefrog.com
Wed Aug 24 13:30:31 EDT 2011

Good point, Rivka.  If you consider how much effort and/or money is spent on promoting farmers markets, I'll bet that you'll find that it pales in comparison to grocery stores and other food marketing venues.  Just because we setup a market and , we are not guaranteed that people will show up.  So, what's the best way to go about getting people there?  I don't have a simple, cut and dried answer.  Any one else care to comment?

Kurt Forman
Clearview Farm
Palmyra, NY 14522

--- organic87 at frontiernet.net wrote:

From: Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net>
To: thamnophis at gmail.com, Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Too many farmer's markets?
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:02:16 -0400

The question is, can we increase the size of the pie they say we're  
slicing too thin?

Farmer's markets still have a tiny percentage of the customers who buy  
all their produce at grocery stores. If we could get, say, 10% of  
those people to stop at the market first, we'd all have more business  
than we'd know what to do with.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Aug 23, 2011, at 11:56 PM, Thamnophis wrote:

> An interesting article describing the growth in Farmer's Markets:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/us/21farmers.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23
> Joe
> Boone County, IA
> _______________________________________________

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