FW: Marketing tool
- This site came out earlier this year and may be a good source of customers
and contacts for many of us:
> Hello to all,
> Since we opened in September, smallfarms.com, the marketing web site
> that features the best in small farm and ranch foods has had its first
> HOGS AND CATTLE have been added to our list of products. This was a
> major omission on my part and I apologize to the farmers who raise
> livestock. Talk with Jay and Bill Engle who grow hogs on the ground in
> Missouri about how they may ship directly to you.
> FARMERS AND RANCHERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE A DRAFT COPY of their new farm
> listings before submitting a final copy to us. This feature allows
> farmers to enter a description of their products and how the products are
> sold exactly AS THE FARMER WANTS IT. It's our version of a farmer�s
> computer game!
> FOR COMPUTER JUNKIES and usability freaks, Rob the web master, has
> introduced a new mode of searching the contents of smallfarms.com. I
> understand that the new search feature will allow for more EFFECTIVE
> SEARCHES OF SMALL FARM PRODUCTS. He tells me that it will be especially
> useful in the future AS THE SITE GROWS.
> CANADIAN FARMERS AND CONSUMERS have made very persuasive requests for
> inclusion in our organic, conventional, Bd, family, small farmer
> marketing venture. We are pleased to announce a CANADIAN SECTION on the
> products page of smallfarms.com. A special welcome to grape grower
> Laura Sabourin at Feast of Fields Organic Vineyard & Farm, Ontario.
> SHOPPERS AND FARMERS are being directed to smallfarms.com by the tens
> of thousands thanks to LINKS, ARTICLES, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS about us from
> folks like the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy who are
> protecting our good small farmer name (http://www.iatp.org/), and THE
> SUSTAINABLE FARMING CONNECTION
> (http://metalab.unc.edu/farming-connection/), among the finest
> sustainable agriculture web sites on the internet. Both are dynamic in
> the sense of timeliness and should be visited often.
> FREE SMALL FARM AND RANCH LISTING are still available in most states.
> See our home page for details!
> Finally, in behalf of small farmers and ranchers, I want to thank THE
> NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, PRIVATE WEB SITES AND THEIR OWNERS for linking
> to smallfarms.com. I appreciate your understanding our desire to keep A
> TIGHT FOCUS ON SMALL FARMERS MARKETING their products without the
> distraction of cookies, outside links, and advertising. You know who
> you are and I am truly grateful for your SENSE OF COMMUNITY and
> unselfishness. Without you, this small farmer driven upstart web site
> would not have the benefit of TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HITS A MONTH.
> Buy from the Farmer