From chalk boards with cooking tips to tail gate parties and petting zoos, grocers have learned from farmers’ markets how to create a shopping destination.
“Never stress about what you can’t control.”
Cattle farmers and ranchers can’t control the weather. However, they do their best to plan for it. Providing customers with premium beef includes managing for weather. Read more “2Bits: Beef from the “dark side.””
“You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Marfrig, a Brazil-based company, just bought Kansas City-based National Beef. Is this a big deal? Yes! Logistics–food supply chain control–impacts players at both ends of the chain. It impacts farmers and food buyers—it impacts you! Read more “2Bits: Sold! A U.S. Food Supply Chain”
The more dominant Walmart becomes, the fewer opportunities there will be for farmers’ markets, food co-ops, and neighborhood grocery stores.
Walmart—farming? Sure—it’s all about supply chain control. Walmart is going head to head with Amazon. Amazon is the king of supply chain logistics. Walmart must find innovative ways to compete. Read more “2Bits: The Walmart farm–your new next door neighbor!”
Not too much. Not too little. Balance.
A Google Search for “Bring the right amount of produce to a farmers’ market” gives you a list of guides designed to help you better plan your farmer market experience.
How do you best shop for this week’s meals at the farmers’ market?
A Google Search for “How to Shop at a Farmers’ Market” will give you a list of articles with tips designed to help you better plan for your farmer market shopping.
What is not to love about Saturday morning shopping at the farmers’ markets?!
What is not to love about farmers’ markets?! Read more “2Bits: Increase your farmer market sales. Pre-sell and up-sell!”
Knowing the difference between an online directory and an online marketplace
Do you know the difference between an online directory and marketplace? Join Olivia Vann as she explains the differences between the two.