Farmers’ Market Ads We’d Like to See

Sample Ad #1:

Take a break.

Get Outdoors.

Go Shopping Outdoors.

  • See what’s in season for dinner this week.
  • Avoid eating industrial commodity foods from far away sold under fluorescent lights.
  • Gather the goodness created by the local earth, the local rain, the local sunshine and the local people.
  • Take a stand against the winter ordinaries of shopping.
  • Sneak out and catch the morning’s picking.
  • Smile with a farmer you’ve gotten to know.
  • Life is short. Live it well. Eat Local.

You’re worth it.
Shop at your local farmers’ market.

Sample Ad #2:

Not Everyone Shops at the Farmers’ Market but…

  • Those who want the best in fresh produce do.
  • Those who want a fun shopping experience do.
  • Those who care about small local farms do.
  • Those who want to feed their families the best quality do.
  • Those who want to eat with the seasons do.
  • Those who want to get to know the farmers who grew their food do.
  • Those who remember how good the food was from grandma’s garden do.
  • Those who want to shop outdoors in the sunlight do.
  • Those who want to learn how to use something new do.
  • Those who want to take a break from ordinary shopping do.
  • Even gardeners do!

So why don’t you?
Shop at your local farmers’ market.

About Tom Roberts

When I started attending the Brewer Farmers’ Market back in August of 1983, my sole concern was being able to sell the produce my farm was growing at a good price. After attending market for a year or two, I began to realize that how the market was organized had a great impact on my sales. And how the market was organized also influenced how it made decisions about dues, new members, what could be sold at market, and how it promoted itself—and this, too, had an impact on my sales. So I got involved in the market’s steering committee and began to understand how various market members thought the market should operate. Some wanted a market czar, some wanted everyone to be allowed to do their own thing. But everyone seemed to agree that if the market as a whole did well, then so did they.