The Berkshire Grown Online Farmers’ Marketplace now on Facebook!

Posted on January 5, 2011 // view all News

Are you a farmer who still has produce available but no obvious place to sell it? Or, a chef who would like to connect with more farmers in the winter season? Are you a die-hard locavore whose CSA has run out and are desperate to find local vegetables? Or, do you want to discover new local food products to incorporate into your cooking?

We have some great news to kick off the New Year…

The Berkshire Grown Online Farmers’ Marketplace now on Facebook!

With three Holiday Farmers’ Markets under our belts and the feedback that resonated from those events, Berkshire Grown has created a Facebook page called Berkshire Grown Online Farmers’ Marketplace – a central place for Berkshire Grown members to congregate and talk supply and demand.

Self-propelled by Berkshire Grown members, the page will benefit those of you who choose to participate in it. Farmers and food producers can post what they have available, and chefs and community members can comment or contact suppliers directly with requests for product or more information.

We thought this page would be an ideal way to help create an online marketplace especially during the off-season when farmers’ markets and farmstands are no longer an option.

GETTING STARTED

Please visit the following link and LIKE us to get started:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Berkshire-Grown-Online-Farmers-Market/129691803762423

Just a few Facebook recommendations for posting info on Facebook:

Farmers + Food Producers – Please post clear information and include:

(1)   Product you have available at this time

(2)   If there is a minimum order necessary to make it worth your effort

(3)   If you only have a limited quantity of a particular item

(4)   How to best contact you – phone AND email

(5)   Efficiency in your communication — there is a character limit to each posting

(6)   Images! Seeing your products or your production makes this engaging and fun

Please limit your business’ posts to three times a week so other farmers/food producers can have some real estate. (There is no limit to responding to comments, of course.)

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