[Market-farming] Advertising CSA

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Thu May 3 14:22:33 EDT 2012

LocalHarvest.org is the best online listing for me.  Locally, getting
listed in church bulletins and flyers in stores shopped by like-minded
people - bike shops, record shops, health food stores can work OK.
Finally, word of mouth is the best source.  It doesn't help at all the
first season, but if you do a good job, by the third season it should
really kick in.  Consider adding members through the season also.  I always
take people whenever they are ready to join and pro-rate the share cost to
reflect their start date.


On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM, andrea davis <andrea.m.davis at gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm looking for help in advertising our CSA and getting members.  We are
> branching out this year with starting a small CSA.  The CSA will beginning
> the last week of June but I still don't have many people signed up and I'm
> getting nervous.
> I'm doing my best to get the word out.  I have sent emails to our email
> list, posted on the farm's Facebook page, listed on craigslist, its been
> mentioned a few times in the local small town paper's food section.
>  Unfortunately we are not at the farmers markets until the end of June.
> What has everyone found to be a good way to get the word out?
> Thanks in advance for all the words of wisdom,
> Andrea
> Quarter Acre Farm
> Sonoma, CA
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