Idaho Farmres Market Month Marketing Kit
Hello Farmers Market Managers,
Governor Little has proclaimed August Idaho Farmers Market Month. Here are Idaho Preferred’s tools and resources to help market managers, vendors and shoppers take part in the month-long festivities!
Idaho Preferred is celebrating its 20th anniversary of supporting and connecting producers around the state and this year, we wanted to go big for farmers markets! We are excited to help promote over 56 community farmers markets around the state and serve as your promotional partner.
Your Idaho Preferred Farmers Market Month Marketing Kit: Totes, Buttons & Signs
Idaho Preferred provides farmers markets across the state with tools and resources to help raise awareness about the importance of farmers markets to our state’s overall quality of life. This marketing kit contains 30 blue farmers market shopping totes, 50 buttons, and Idaho Preferred signage to display at your market booths.
The totes can be distributed to the first 30 customers who visit your market during Idaho Farmers Market Month. Start posting about these totes on social media or in your market newsletter as a way to encourage consumers to show up early! (When you post to social media, be sure to tag us @idahopreferred!)
Buttons are a great giveaway when encouraging sign-ups for your newsletter! You could also pass the buttons along to let vendors use them as “add-ons” when a consumer buys over a certain dollar amount or product.
The tabletop signs are intended to show your pride in being part of the local agriculture community as an Idaho Preferred Member. When visitors scan the QR Code on the sign, they’ll be directed to the Idaho Preferred website with information about local produce and agritourism experiences throughout the state.
Idaho Farmers Market Month Promotional Video
Idaho Preferred will boost the following video on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to help spread awareness. Be sure to like, comment and share across your social media platforms to increase our reach and let people all across our beautiful state know how to find their community farmers markets!
Update Your Farmers Market Directory Webpage
This is a statewide resource for consumers to easily find their community farmers market. Make sure your information is correct and that your vendor list is accurate.
Idaho Farmers Market Month Cheat Sheets, Tips, & Printables:
We’ve put together a Digital Marketing Cheat Sheet to leverage the power of our relationships and help spread the word about Idaho Farmers Market Month! These cheat sheets include loads of ideas for activities, social media scheduling, graphics and captions to help you plan before, during, and after Idaho Farmers Market Month. You’ll also find these printed in your marketing kits. Click on each image to open the document (pdf).
Social media is one of the easiest ways to reach your local community! There is power in numbers, and using the graphics shows a unified effort in raising awareness about local food accessibility. Click to download and save to your device.
Be sure to use #LiveShopLocal and #ldahoFarmersMarket, and tag us @idahopreferred on social media so we can easily reshare your Idaho Farmers Market Month celebration pictures and continue to spread the word.
The graphics below are for Market Managers to announce Idaho Farmers Market Month on their social media accounts. Click on each image to save a high resolution file to your device, and then post to your social media platforms.
Customize these social media templates with your own market pictures to show how fabulous your farmers market is, raise awareness, and forge lasting community connections during the month. We encourage you to use photos from your own farmers market to share your unique story and highlight the best features of your community. For instance, do you have a chef at the market to help shoppers learn how to prepare their fresh produce? Do you accept SNAP benefits or Double Up Food Bucks? Let your shoppers know by sharing this information in the caption of your social media posts! Here is a link to templates sized for Instagram/Facebook posts, and here is a link to templates sized for Instagram/Facebook stories.
Share This Blog Post And Help Your Consumers Know About Farmers Market Month!
We’ve created a blog post directed at consumers to help spread the word about Farmers Market Month!
Encourage consumers to celebrate at your local markets by inserting the link below in your social media posts, stories, newsletters, and other announcements for Farmers Market Month:
Additional Ideas to Celebrate:
What’s In Season “Scavenger Hunt”
Know Your Farmers/ Vendor Shout Outs
Submit Your Events
We love to leverage our social media presence to support our members! Below are examples of how we have leveraged our social media presence to create awareness for special events in the past. Click on each screenshot to see how we can promote your events:
Add your special events to our community calendar here: https://idahopreferred.com/contact-us/