June 2015

Marrying CSA to farmers’ market

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A debit-type CSA works well at farmers’ market I have attended farmers’ markets since 1983, yet the whole idea of a CSA has always fascinated me as a practical method to market my farm’s produce. Having customers get a box of food each week that they paid for at the beginning of the season seemed […]

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The Shō of Market

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In many Japanese martial arts, there is a differentiation between the SHŌ (say ‘show’) of the art and the DŌ (say ‘dough’) of the art. Basically, the DŌ is the functional part of the art, how to make the movements and what they are useful for, both in terms of spiritual centering and self-defense. On […]

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Food for thought about customers

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by Dick Keough, Brunswick Market How do you feel about your customers? How do your customers feel about your farmstand? Do you get cash tips from your customers? Do your customers give you gifts? Do you give needy people a gift of your product or a discount? Do you get asked to help local groups […]

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