Our “Marketing Your CSA” Contest

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Win a Professional Marketing Plan

Beautiful CSA baskets for delivery Carts and Tools

Here at Carts and Tools we want everyone to be successful. One of our favorite groups of people are the small farmers who run CSA’s (community supported agriculture). Nothing says local better than a local small farmer delivering fresh, sustainably grown food to local neighbors.

Did you know that some estimates say that 90% of money spent on local food stays in the local economy? Contrast that with less than 14% of money spent at a national chain staying in the local economy. If you want to know more, read our recent post “Buying Local is Investing Locally” link at the bottom.

So we’re running a contest on our Facebook page, “Marketing Your CSA” – Win a Professional Marketing Plan for your CSA. Yep, yours truly is giving away one heck of a prize to one lucky small farmer who either has a current CSA or is starting one this year. You can read all about it at the Carts and Tools Facebook page and enter there too. If you’re just a CSA member, you can email me at brad (at) cartsandtools.com, give me the contact information for your CSA farmer and I’ll send them an invite to enter.

What will the winner get? A heck of a lot. Am I any good? I’m pretty modest but yes. I have a strong grasp on small business and local business marketing and excel in teaching how to “Market With Less: Less time, less money, less stress.”

A complete assessment of current marketing efforts including:

  • Website review
  • 3rd Party website usage and review
  • Social media platforms usage and review
  • Email usage
  • Local marketing efforts
  • Current SEO standings
  • Assistance setting objectives and goals for the 2014 season.
  • Evaluation of skills, knowledge and time/labor available for marketing.

Once the above is completed we’ll provide the following:

  • An achievable and executable marketing plan for 2014.
  • Recommendations for low or no cost methods to increase visibility and reach.

Training and strategy on appropriate social platforms such as

  • WordPress
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Yelp
  • Others

6 months of bi-monthly conference calls

  • Assess results
  • Review progress
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Promote success stories.

Our goal is to document all of the above and use it to create a free Ebook that every small farmer who runs a CSA or is thinking about running one can use to help them be successful.

That’s how community works in our book.

Go to Carts and Tools Facebook Contest Page


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