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Local Food Marketing & Art Design                                       December 2008 
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Free Reusable Price Cards!

We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo.  Bob and I really enjoyed the week - it's always great to ELF_shelftalkers_photovisit with friends and meet new people.  During the Expo, we offered a free package of one dozen reusable price cards and pin holders to those who placed an order of $100 or more.  We are extending that offer through January 31, 2009.  Order at www.eatlocalfoodstore.com and include a note indicating which price card design you prefer.  We will add them to your order.  10 colorful fine art designs are available promoting locally grown and organic fruits, vegetables and flowers.  Reusable with dry erase marker.   
 
Free Shipping!  
 
Our Eat Local Food market bags make wonderful gifts for friends, family, loyal customers and dedicated employees.   We are indefinitely extending our offer of free shipping on our In Stock Market Bags - 5 beautiful fine art designs are available. 
Discounted prices are offered for purchases of 10 or more.
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Wishing you....... 
every happiness this Holiday Season! 
 
 All of us at Eat Local Food join in saying Thank You and wishing you a Joyous Holiday and a Prosperous New Year.
All the best to you and yours,
 
Joan, Bob, Chris & Teresa
Eat Local Food LLC  
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Waiting for midnight on Christmas Eve........ 
Eat Local Food artwork by Chris Witkowski 
 
Your Marketing Budget for 2009
 
In these tough economic times, you may be tempted to stop all plans for marketing your business in 2009.  It's sometimes difficult to see marketing as an investment v. an expense.  The difference between the two comes down to some homework and careful planning, so even the smallest marketing budget will generate more sales.  Here are some tips to keep your marketing relevant, and to make the most of your budget dollars:
 
~  Look at Cost v. Benefit:  Weigh the cost v.  your expected sales benefit.
~  Seasonality of your business:  Consider the best time to make your expenditures count! 
~  Establish Name Recognition:  Create an appealing eye catching brand for your product. 
~  Work closely with web and graphic designers:  Share the work when possible to keep costs down.
~  Volunteer and network:  Donations of time and product will generate positive publicity in your community, and alert potential customers to your products and services.
~  Take advantage of free web resources:  Add your business to free web site listings, write a free blog, and update your own web site content regularly.  

To read more about these tips, please click here to visit our Eat Local Food Blog.
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