May 2012 Newsletter (vol.7) >> Sell Direct
Farmers Market season is here! It is an exciting time for individual vendors, as well as customers. Whether you sell meat, handmade farmstead cheeses, eggs, bread, jewelry or crafts, the start to your busy season is here. As the summer season of one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers kicks off, it is time to think, are you ready?
As a vendor, it is important to make sure that you have all of the supplies that you need. Hummert International is here to help. From set-up and cleaning, to packaging and weighing, we have everything that you need!
Tuff Tent 10’ x 10’
Festival Canopy 10’x10’
Festival Canopy 10’x15’
Sidewall Kit for 10’x10’ Festival Canopy
Pulp Berry Tills
Single Wall Baskets
Double Wall Baskets
Although costs are lowered in a direct market setting, it is always great to see what kind of assistance is available. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has an annual grant called The Farmers Market Promotion Program. This grant is designed to assist successful applicants in promoting domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding direct producer-to-consumer marketing opportunities. They have allocated approximately $10 million to this fiscal year for FMPP. To see if you qualify, go to www.ams.usda.gov/FMPP.