For the past 3 years, the Guest Instagram program has invited farmers markets across the country to takeover the FMC Instagram account, and use the national platform and exposure to share the stories, flavors, and faces of your farmers market. Our Guest Instagramers continually amaze and inspire us and our followers, because every market is unique, and the power of an image, (and a good caption and some solid hashtags) is remarkable. Visit FMC on Instagram to check out our current and past participants.
So what’s different in 2019?
- Open to farmers. Direct-to-consumer farms and farmers are welcome to apply! Small farmers work hard and long hours to bring fresh, wholesome produce to market. We’d love for the Guest Instagram program to also be an opportunity to share an intimate look into a farmer’s day to day dedication, and learn what they love most about being a vendor at their local market(s). Are you a tech-savvy and passionate farmer, or do you know one? We encourage any farmer interested to apply!
- One-week time-slots. Participating markets/farmers will be Guest Instagramers for a weeklong time-slot (instead of a two-week time-slot). Each time-slot will start on a Monday and end on a Sunday. The week provides ample opportunity for both strategic and spontaneous posts, and by offering one-week time-slots, FMC will feature more markets year-round. Will your market or farm be one of the 50 to takeover our Instagram?
- A more meaningful and powerful feature. This year, FMC is taking a fresh approach to highlighting our Guest Instagramers. We’ll create custom social media images selected participants can share on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more, to further promote the benefits of their farm or market!
Is your market/farm camera ready?
Applications for the 2020 Guest Instagram Program will open in November 2019.
Have any Guest Instagram program questions?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your queries. Be sure to make the email subject: GI 2019 Inquiry
Are you an Instagram novice? Don’t let that stop you from applying. We’ll provide you with guidelines and tips to help make the most of your Guest Instagram experience. If your market or farm doesn’t have an Instagram account, jump on the bandwagon and set one up today.