I will be sending out notifications (possibly tonight) regarding incentives for current customers if they refer people to our produce sales on Saturdays. I am hoping that this will generate some "word of mouth" advertising for the produce sales, without having a huge rush all at once. This way, we have people that already know and love our farm/produce that will spread the word, for incentive, to people they think may be interested in the community.
We are at a rock and a hard place when it comes to advertising for the produce sales. Currently, we send notifications out via email to the CSA members, the CSA waiting list and people on our mailing list (who have requested to be involved with updates about our farm). We also post notifications on our Facebook page as well as the Ruston Market Facebook page. So far, it's been great, but we need a few more people out on Saturdays to go through our abundance of vegetables that we haul in!!
We need your help with this. We can't go the traditional advertising route by posting fliers or putting ads in the local paper, because we only want to attract people who are REALLY interested in buying local, organic produce from the farm. The best way to achieve this kind of crowd is word of mouth, which was working for awhile, but now we've hit a wall, so to speak. We need to slightly, slowly increase our sales. And this is where you all come in!!!
Tell your friends about us!! Share our Facebook page, forward the produce sale emails, whatever you can do would be GREAT!! We know there's a great customer base in Ruston, we just can't reach them all on our own.
Let me know if you have any ideas on how to achieve this besides the "incentive" program and we'll see what we can come up with together. :)
Thanks in advance!!!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )