4 Ways to Share Recipes with Your CSA Members

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Farming and cooking go hand-in-hand, so it’s no surprise that there’s an abundance of farmer-run recipe blogs in our talented community. If adding a recipe page to your website or blog is a goal of yours, here are some inspiring recipe blogs to keep in mind!

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Photographing Your CSA Shares

tumbleweed_farm.pngAre you sharing photos of your CSA shares every week? It's one of the easiest ways to better educate your CSA members, while effortlessly advertising your CSA. (Photo on right from Tumbleweed Farm @dishingupthedirt)

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Your Certification is News!

Screen_Shot_2016-08-12_at_11.36.14_AM.pngLocal farmers are often regarded as our "unsung heroes." We like the sentiment that farmers are our quiet heroes, but we're in the business of knowing your farmer! So we are here to sing about it, with the help of community newspapers. 

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Designing a tasty food packaging label

Tweefontein.pngWe all know not to judge a book by it's cover, but when it comes to the competitive market of packaged foods and wellness products, the label can make all the difference. 

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Using Photos to Tell Your Farm's Story

endless_mountains.jpgAs a farmer, you're fortunate to have amazing visual content before you, from sunrise to sundown. Every day, you greet nature's most beautiful scenes: hillside pastures, chickens pecking, wildflowers blossoming, and at this time of year, striped and speckled squashes of all kinds.

Not everyone lives the farming life, so take out your smartphone and share these scenes! Your friends and customers will appreciate knowing more about the story of your farm and the food they eat. You don't have to have a "good eye," just take advantage of that natural light, your farm's natural beauty, and get inspired by the CNG farmers below!

Above: Endless Mountains Farmstead scene


 

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Not Your Average Banner

Every weekend, farmers with their colorful produce and displays transform ordinary city parks and town squares into a unique visual landscape. Vibrant farm banners are a huge part of the farmer's market landscape. Does your banner make a statement? Use these tips to be sure yours makes a splash! 
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Sharing your videos on social media

goats.54_AM_copy.pngIf a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million. Think about everything you do and see on your farm... believe it or not, sharing these activities can be one of the best ways to tell your farm's story. Let your farmscape do the work for you! 

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Making CNG part of your brand

Screen_Shot_2015-05-22_at_10.57.47_AM.pngOne of the most exciting parts of my job as the Member Services Coordinator at Certified Naturally Grown is watching how small farms find ways to incorporate their certification into their story.

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Telling the Story of Your Team at Moon Dog Farms

moongal3.jpgPhotos of people are naturally very engaging, and the folks at Moon Dog Farms know it! Instagram can help you show who is important to you, and in doing so, can help you connect with your followers.

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Origins Farm: Instagramming the Farming Life

origins.pngInstagram is quickly becoming the farmer’s new favorite tool, connecting them with customers, food-loving strangers, and other like-minded farmers.

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