• Promoting Local Food

Welcome to Promoting Local Food!

Sharing marketing tips and useful resources for the local food community.

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Promoting Local Food helps farmers, farmers market managers and other local food supporters increase sales of locally and regionally grown food.

Our ultimate goal is to get more people buying the food grown by the farms in their areas. Our main focus is supporting direct-to-consumer farms, however, wholesale farmers and local food resellers will find useful ideas here as well.

How It Works

Our method is to share marketing tips and useful resources in a straightforward, no nonsense way.

We'll publish blog posts to this site. We will then share that info out in brief social media posts. Once a month, we will also email a summary of what we covered that month to our mailing list. You choose how you want to receive this info – via this site, on social media, or in your email.

How ever you choose to read Promoting Local Food, please know that we are striving to not waste your time. We do not take lightly this business of encouraging overworked and underpaid people to do more.

How Long It Will Run

How long this program lasts depends on our readers … if you find this site useful, let us know (with a like, a comment, a share or an email). If you have a specific question or a topic you want us to research, reach out to us. We need to hear from you to know we are on the right track.

The Month Ahead

This month look for posts on connections, websites and hashtags.

Each month we’ll also share a list of upcoming holidays and national days to help you plan your social media posts and promotions. Check out the ones below to see if they spark an idea.

February 2020

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Canned Food Month

National Library Lover’s Month

Feb 2 - Super Bowl

Feb 2 - Ground Hog Day

Feb 3 – National Carrot Cake Day

Feb 4 - National Homemade Soup Day

Feb 8 - National Boy Scouts Day

Feb 9 – National Pizza Day

Feb 14 - Valentine’s Day

Feb 17 - National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb 17 – Presidents Day

Feb 20 -- National Love Your Pet Day

Feb 22 – National Cook a Sweet Potato Day

Feb 27 - National Chili Day