Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week 2018
During National Farmers’ Market Week, August 5-11, 2018, farmers’ markets across the state will participate in the 2nd annual Maine Farmers’ Market Snapshot Week. This is a chance to celebrate our state
wide network of farmers’ markets by participating in a common effort to tell our market’s stories, share photos, collect data, and shower shoppers with prizes and attention!
Snapshot Week at a glance:
We’ll be promoting Snapshot Week to the public through a variety of media during July and early August. Each market can decide its own degree of involvement. Joining in is a great way to celebrateNational Farmers’ Market Week (which takes place the same week), and take advantage of our statewide farmers’ market promotion. Participating markets will learn about their customer base, engage their shoppers though story and photo sharing, enjoy the benefits of a network-wide event, and be featured in the full-color Maine Farmers’ Market Annual Report. Click here to sign your market up to receive free tattoos, survey cards, and more!
Online resources for Snapshot Week:
- Getting started guide
- 10 Tips for a Successful Snapshot Day
- Snapshot Week graphics ready for social media
- Tips for promoting Snapshot Week
- A “cheat sheet” of social media themes and talking points
- Photo tips for markets
- Maine farmers’ market coloring pages
How do markets participate?
Sign up with MFFM for a free kit containing tattoos, surveys, seed packets, Common Ground Country Fair tickets, and stickers. Many markets recruit a couple of volunteers to run activities, take photos, and conduct surveys at market during Snapshot Week. (Remember, we’ll process the data for any market that collects 50 or more surveys, making this a very easy way to collect and analyze market data.)
This is a great week to host activities, such as special music, prize giveaways, face painting, etc…., but that is completely optional.
Photos and data collected will be shared in a report to be issued this fall. (See the 2017 report here!) We’ll ask participating markets to help collect the following types of information:
- Shopper surveys (short surveys designed like postcards, which we will provide)
- Photos (learn more)
- Stories and testimonials from shoppers
- Details about the markets and market farmers (via short surveys for market managers and vendors)