Rodney Michael

Rodney Michael

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  • United States, SC, Society Hill
Rodney Michael Society Hill, SC
Aug 30
 
Some farmers are "ditching" the physical market & driveway model and taking their their goods online, these platforms are helping >> GrazeCare, Farmdrop, Farmigo, GrownBy, Barn2Door, FreshHarvest

https://www.theverge.com/22618396/farmers-market-online-local-food-distribution-platforms

Categories: Apps, Marketing

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I think these are a great idea, but as with any business, the demographics matter. I used a product such as this when I made some recommendations to members of a veteran farmers organization for potential farm stand location: https://www.easidemographics.com/Cgi-bin/Dod_overview.asp. In fact I used this particular product, but am not specifically endorsing any particular one - there are several out there (although I was happy with the product I used). When I left rural Maine, one of the entities you mentioned had started up, but I had heard they were having difficulties getting the customer base they hoped for. Perhaps they have by now, but such a demographics survey would have aided in their decision-making process at the very beginning. I think I paid $60 for the 3-ring survey, and worth every penny in my humble opinion. Such data may lead to an online business model sans a traditional farm stand.

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Mark, thanks for mentioning easidemographics.com I just ordered a report for a project we're working on. Very helpful data.

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My pleasure my friend! We are all in this together ;)

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