Category: Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Colorado Farm Fresh Directory

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

This year’s directory lists more than 200 farms, roadside stands, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, u-picks, restaurants, and features more than 100 farmers’ markets across Colorado. Inside you will find information about county fairs, agricultural festivals, and extension offices as well as a crop calendar. The directory also features agritourism information on attractions such as corn mazes, wineries, and farm/ranch vacations. Our goal is to encourage residents and visitors to experience Colorado agriculture. We hope you find this directory helpful and use it throughout the year.

Published June 14, 2017 Download Resource Promotional Material

2017 Colorado Farmers Market Directory

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

A complete list of Colorado’s 2017 Farmers Markets

Published June 14, 2017 Download Resource Promotional Material

2017 Montana Farmers Market Directory

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

This guide contains information on Montana’s farmers markets, along with maps and a seasonal produce availability chart.

Published June 14, 2017 Download Resource Publication

Texas Produce Availability Chart

Farm Business and Marketing | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Texas is one of the largest producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, so your choices are always endless. More than 60 commercial fruit and vegetable crops are grown in the Lone Star State — from apples to zucchini and everything in between. Experience fresh fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle of your neighborhood grocery store, farmers market, community supported agriculture farm (CSA) or pick-your-own farm. You’ll be amazed at the freshness and satisfaction of meals you prepare with produce fresh from a Texas farm near you. This handy guide will let you know when Texas produce is available. Look for the GO TEXAN mark to ensure you are getting locally grown Texas produce. For an online version of this chart and more information on Texas farmers markets, visit gotexan.org.

Texas Produce Availability Chart

Published March 24, 2017 Publisher Website Download Resource Promotional Material

Willimantic Farmers’ Market Bilingual Market Toolkit

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

The Bilingual Market Toolkit was developed with the support of a USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant, GROW Windham and the Willimantic Farmers’ Market.
The toolkit provides examples of our materials that promote the farmers’ market in both English and Spanish.

Download the Bilingual Market Toolkit Zip File

Published January 06, 2017 Promotional Material

Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit

Boards, Mission, and Governance | Insurance, Liability, and Licensing | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | Rules and Vendor Applications | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | Vendor Fees and Market Finances

The Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides timely information, tips, and templates to help market managers navigate the increasing demands they face. We hope to cut your learning curve, share best practices, and adapt the excellent existing resources to your market.
Each chapter includes downloadable tools in Word or Excel that you can tailor to your market needs. The Toolkit is designed to be added to and updated in real time. Please send us your recommendations and suggested improvements. The Toolkit is available both online and as a binder from the WSFMA thanks to support from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program.

This Toolkit is dedicated to Washington State’s indefatigable farmers market staff, boards, volunteers, sponsors, and farmers and other vendors who are working hard to support local farms, grow good food for families, and make our communities brighter.

View the Toolkit Here: http://www.wafarmersmarkettoolkit.org/

Published November 28, 2016 Publisher Website Topical guides

Farmers Market Posters and Graphics

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Farmers Market PostersTo help promote farmers markets across the state, the Washington State University Farmers Market Action Team and Washington State Farmers Market Association (WSFMA) have teamed up to create a series of new farmers market graphics.

The goal of this project is so increase the sales of specialty crops at farmers markets through the use of visually appealing, targeted messages that will inspire shoppers to talk about the benefits of farmers markets with their friends and family members.

Feel free to use these beautiful materials however you like—post them online or add to your print promotions, newsletters, event materials, and more. Unleash your creativity!

The “Find it at the Farmers Market” (PDF) provides a short overview of the project, its strategy, and more ideas on how to use the graphics as well as Tips on Where to Print items.

The graphics are available in print quality PDFs and JPGs and are available in English and Spanish.

Dropbox file of the graphics here.

 

Published October 02, 2015 Promotional Material

Marketing Farmers Markets

Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

A Selection of Materials from Across the U.S.With a focus on SNAP and WIC Customers

Published August 10, 2015 Download Resource Promotional Material

Farmers Market Vendor Booth Guide

Farm Business and Marketing | Management and Operations | Market Start-up and Development | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

booth guideDownload this resource for checklists and tips on creating the best farmers market booth.

Published October 31, 2014 Publisher Website Download Resource PublicationTopical guides

Your Edge in a Changing Marketplace: Thinking like a Retailer

Customer base | Farm Business and Marketing | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events

Farmers markets are no longer the only option for shoppers seeking locally grown foods. Is your markets’ brand, products, and shopping experience keeping pace with an evolving marketplace? Learn about savvy retailer strategies to understand and promote your best assets and make your customers feel special.  This session will offer a variety of strategies to help put your market in the spotlight and grow customer loyalty to keep you on the cutting edge of the changing local food landscape.

Co-hosted with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

Presenter: Eric Barrett, Ohio State University Extension
Moderator: Brian Moyer, Penn State University Extension

Webinar Resources (pdf)
Webinar Slidedeck (pdf)

Published March 21, 2014 Download Resource Presentationvideo