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Marketing Is Child's Play

The key to retailing today is to provide an experience, for the whole family. If the children are happy, then their parents are happy. If you can get all age groups to want to linger longer then your average sale is bound to go up.

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Job Opportunity – Berks County Farm Market

Individual will manage a 4th generation family-owned farm market located in southeast PA. Info and job description here:

National Agritourism & Direct Sales Survey

If you have visitors on your farm, ranch, vineyard, or fishery, you are invited to take part in a national survey about agritourism and direct sales. Whether you have a farmstand, u-pick, tastings, school field trips, events, tours, hunting, fishing, overnight stays, or open your farm to the public in any other ways, your experiences are important. This survey is confidential and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Results will be used to develop tools and resources for farmers. The survey will close January 31. Questions can be directed to Lisa Chase, or 802-257-7967.

The survey is here


Despite Growth In Numbers, Many Farmers' Markets Face Fierce Competition

In 2017, a team of researchers at UW-Madison and UW-Extension surveyed market managers from around Wisconsin and compiled their findings in a report titled "Plan, Partner, and Promote: Best Marketing Practices from Wisconsin’s Farmers Market." It details how they have successfully navigated challenges and achieved long-term stability.

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Digital and Social Media Marketing Webinar Series

Digital and Social Media Marketing Webinar Series will cover several key issues for success in digital and social media marketing for farm and agribusiness owners. The series will include an update on current trends and an opportunity to hear from fellow farm and agribusiness owners on how they utilize social media.

More info & registration here
The 2020 PA Farmers Market Managers Conferences will be held on March 27 in Western PA at Slippery Rock and on April 3 in the east in Exton.
Details and registration info to follow
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2020 Events

Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention
Jan. 28 - 30
  • Tuesday Jan. 28 - Building Creative Displays
  • Tuesday Jan. 28 - Retail Marketing
  • Wednesday Jan. 29 - Marketing 101
PASA Conference
Feb. 6 - 8

Farmers Market Managers Conference
March 27 Slippery Rock
April 3 Exton
Details to follow

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