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The New Farmers' Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas…

The New Farmers' Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers &…

by Vance Corum

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0963281429, Paperback)

If you are a farmer, market manager or city planner and want to succeed at farmers markets, The New Farmers' Market: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities is the book for you! Written by Vance Corum, Marcie Rosenzweig, and Eric Gibson, The New Farmers' Market covers the latest tips & trends from leading-edge sellers, managers and market planners all over the country. FARMERS/VENDORS: Best products to grow & sell; insurance, rules & regs; booth design & structure; product display & appearance; containers; line handling; bagging/packaging; sampling; price signs & labels; setting prices; cash-handling & security; recordkeeping; hiring & training employees; selling tips & styles; customer service; educating customers about products; recipes; boosting sales via the internet, & more! MARKET MANAGERS/PLANNERS: Planning & starting a market, recruiting farmers; market master; legal advice, rules & regs; 46 pages on promotion: special events; co-promotions with community groups; media coverage; market newsletter; setting up a market web site; market issues including farmer-grown, market mix, supermarket competition, etc.; building community support & educating the public about local agriculture; farmers' market resources (articles, books & tapes, web sites, etc.), & more.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:52 -0400)

As concerned citizens recognize that the vibrancy of urban centers goes hand-in-hand with the vitality of the surrounding rural areas, the farmers' market renaissance continues to grow throughout the country. Helping to increase local market success for both farmers and customers, this book serves as a three-part guide on how to sell produce at a market, promote the market, and foster appreciation for farmland while reinvigorating economic and social vitality in urban areas. This new edition provides readers with updated information and an index.… (more)

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