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|It's not too late to register for the June 18 FSEP Conference!
will gain an understanding of the local food system and explore
opportunities for growth in production, processing, distribution, sales
and consumption of local foods.
Where and When:
Thursday, June 18th
LISD Tech Center
Lenawee County Vocational Technical Center
1372 North Main Street\ (M-52)
Adrian, MI 49221
|Dear Customer, |
is here! Farmers markets, outdoor food events and CSA share
deliveries have begun. Are you ready with your summer marketing
plans? If not, it's still not too late - we have marketing tools
and ideas to promote your locally grown produce!
month, we are showcasing our new summer season banners. We're
also offering a special promotion on our reusable price signs and
free shipping on our sample banners and in stock tote bags.
also continue to focus on using technology to market your local
food. Free social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook
allow you to directly connect with customers. These services
could help you sell your fresh produce!
Joan Tobin Rozelle
|The Sweet Taste of Summer
We look forward to the sweet taste of summer all year! At
Eat Local Food, our blueberries, sweet corn, watermelon and strawberry
banners represent your fresh, sweet tasting summer produce.
month, we are pleased to offer you our new Sweet Corn and
Blueberry images in 5 different banner designs, and 3 different
sizes. Interested in a horizontal banner for your EZ-up?
Choose the image that best represents your produce and we'll custom
design your banner for you. Call us for a quote or e-mail us
Click here to see the new banner designs in our on-line store.
Maple Creek Organic Farm
|Celebrating 15 Years of Organic Farming!
Michelle and Danny Lutz
of Maple Creek Organic Farm are celebrating their 15th year of
organic farming with their CSA members. To commemorate their
anniversary, Michelle and Danny made a special offer last year-the
first 100 members that signed up and paid in full received a special
15th anniversary Maple Creek Farm tote bag.
We are proud to be Maple Creek CSA members and wish
Michelle and Danny a Happy Anniversary and a successful growing
The Lutz's are not only great farmers, they are excellent
marketers. Their delivery truck displays their name, phone
number, logo and location. Their on-line tools include
a well designed web site that offers current and potential members
information about their CSA program, on-line sign-up and
payment, photos of the prior season's weekly shares, recipes,
forums for members to communicate and share information, and a Maple
Creek Farm cookbook to purchase. Michelle writes a blog
and the farm is on Facebook
an on-line social network that helps you connect with others. If you
are a CSA farmer or direct marketing your produce to customers, you may
want to visit www.maplecreekfarm.com
and see their successful marketing tools in use!
|Tweet Your Way into More Sales!
Do you sell your produce at multiple farmers
markets? Have customers that wait all year for the first
strawberries of the season? An innovative way to let customers know
where you are, and what you are selling is via Twitter
a free social networking service that allows you to send text based
posts of up to 140 characters. The messages are called "tweets"
and those who subscribe to receive your posts are called
"followers". You can restrict your tweets to a group of
followers, or you can allow open access. The key to a successful
marketing message using Twitter is to be friendly, clear and to the
point - you only have 140 characters to get your message
across! Example messages would be: Teresa's
Great Garlic is ready!! Expect some in this week's CSA
share. Call us if you want to purchase extra garlic 734-123-4567.
We'll be at the Winthrop Farmers Market today from 8:00 a.m.
until noon! We have beautiful fresh cut flowers today only!
Today's the last day to register for the Local Food Festival! You can register on-line at (enter web site name).
Once you start using Twitter, you should use it consistently to
keep your followers informed, but be careful not to overuse the service
- one complaint that users have is that some tweet too frequently about
trivial things and undermine the impact of their messages. How
will you know if your Tweets are successful? The service lets you
monitor how many followers you have - your followers should
grow and sales should increase!