Farmer Steve Tomlinson
Great Road Farm & Agricola Restaurant
Here’s another wonderful farm and CSA’s that entered our “Marketing Your CSA, Win a Professional marketing Plan for your CSA” contest for the next 30 days. Please check out their websites, like their Facebook pages and any other social media platforms they might be using. Give em’ some love and if they are local, give em’s some business too.
Great photos are really important
You may notice a theme in the CSA’s I’m choosing. I’m first drawn to the picture they select for their contest entry. Images are so important these days for your online marketing efforts. With a decent smartphone you have no reason not to snap away and get the best shot possible. Need to edit the photo, perhaps crop it or something? There are a lot of online image editors and I like both Croppola (love the name) which is a great image crop tool and I also like Pixler Touch Up for Chrome which has a few more bells and whistles.
I was drawn to Great Road Farm’s carrots. Eliot Coleman once wrote in one of his books, ‘Most kids have never tasted a real carrot.’ I agree, they are unfortunately raised on faux baby carrots wrapped in plastic for how long?
Great Road Farm makes its home on 112 acres of beautiful, preserved farmland in Skillman, NJ 4 miles from downtown Princeton. 2013 was their first year with about 3 1/2 acres in production. This year, they are expanding to 120 varieties and follow the guidelines and philosophy found in the article “Beyond Organic” by Eliot Coleman.
They also have a restaurant, Agricola, where they serve rustic American food and festive drinks located on Witherspoon Street in the heart of Princeton Borough, NJ.
Steven Tomlinson is the farmer there and he has a really cool background so check out their great website and give them some Facebook love.
FYI, I also have my next highlight picked out. Take a look at the entries and see if you can guess who.