If you shop at a Farmers’ Market on a regular basis, you get to know the farmers and producers who you buy from every week. They’re friends, and you miss them if they are absent. But you never have the opportunity to sit down and visit with them.
I have received a short-term contract from the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market to lay the groundwork for a Friends of the Farmers’ Market association. My goal over the next few months is to build stronger ties with as many Market-goers as possible by sharing “inside” information about the Market vendors.
I’m the lucky one who will sit down and visit with the farmers and producers in order to share their story.
I’m posting photographs and information, recipes, new products, farm news, on Facebook. And I’ve started a newsletter to provide Market-goers with more in-depth information about the vendors.
The first issue of the newsletter (see attached) has articles about Mistik Acres (an additional blog posting is here), an article about Michael Henderson and Jordan Regier of La Plaine Trail Produce, who just started selling at the Market this year, and an article about Cava Cuisine and Nina, their marketing manager, who just arrived from Finland in June.
I encourage you to follow the Market on Facebook and to email the Market at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive email bulletins and copies of future newsletters. Thank you – and I hope to see you at the Market!