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Farmers Market Managers Open Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
cherylgilmore
01:38:55
I see some markets are spacing customers apart using chalk, paint or duct tape on the ground. Are there any other ideas for keeping customers spaced apart to share?
Becky Lubold
01:42:06
Gerald are you limiting the number of shoppers coming into your market at any one time?
chriscirkus
01:42:51
What platform is Lisa using for these markets?
Katie N.
01:44:43
can you share your website?
meganmcbride
01:45:16
How many people does it take to manage pick-up?
Cari Frei
01:46:15
How many vendors does Lisa have
John Mason
01:48:47
Where are you finding hand sanitizer. We are having trouble finding any in Erie County
amanda leahy
01:49:32
what is Lisa’s website?
Brian Francis Moyer
01:50:27
www.growingrootspartners.com
Mary Choate
01:50:33
https://www.growingrootspartners.com/https://www.instagram.com/p/B96zV0hpwV1/
Abigail Gildea
01:51:22
My issue with only allowing pre ordering is that it leaves at the entire demographic of SNAP users.
helen
01:52:31
Sorry for arriving late. Have you all been referring to the PA Dept of Agriculture guidance on COVID safety for farmer's markets? Here's the link: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/foodforthought/Pages/Article.aspx?post=70
Monroe Farmers’ Market
01:53:38
I missed the first few minutes of the meeting. Can she please re-state how she’s taking pre-orders?
Brian Francis Moyer
01:54:12
Abigail, yes, SNAP is a problem since USDA doesn't have anyway to deal with that.
Diane
01:54:31
How long are the pick-up windows for customers?
amanda leahy
01:54:47
Brian, I can speak to
amanda leahy
01:54:50
SNAP
Brian Francis Moyer
01:55:12
absolutely
averyl
01:57:12
Is that for offline vouchers?
helen
01:57:15
Amanda, if you follow up on SNAP/EBT workarounds are being addressed would be deeply appreciated.
Denise
02:00:14
How are people changing their brick and mortar markets to deal with all this. We at Goulds' produce were very busy for this time of year, on Saturday.
Beth Bliss
02:02:39
Amanda, what were the QR codes for?
averyl
02:05:40
How much time does the back-end work take?
amanda leahy
02:05:47
Hi Beth, QR codes to send money for payment over Venmo or PayPal at market. For those who are Not set yet set up for an online inventory.
chriscirkus
02:08:21
What was the name?
pamelaball
02:08:40
Was that Local Line? Not sure
Katie N.
02:09:25
https://site.localline.ca/markets/markets
helen
02:09:37
Can we access this chat after the call? Could it be shared with those of that would like to collect relevant info and links from the chat?
Brian Francis Moyer
02:10:03
yes I will send it out afterwards.
amanda leahy
02:10:10
Just to clarify my question - While some farmers people are NOT set up with an online inventory - do people think it is safe to have people pay with a QR code in luei of a ‘cash check out. that they scan to buy on site. * context , if a dairy farmer has a streamline inventory.
helen
02:10:46
Thanks, Brian!
Diane
02:14:03
With the bulk pick-up plans, how do you handle pick-ups for eggs and meats that require refrigeration/freezer space?
Deb Martin
02:16:18
Carla, where is that article, please?
helen
02:16:34
Carla, thank you! Would you share the Penn State page on that info on how to engage customers - or is it ready?
Denise
02:17:02
Facebook is a big factor in our market interaction with our customers. They love the live feeds.
John Mason
02:17:12
A lot of Farm Markets and auctions sales in the spring is flowers. Has anyone figured out what is going to happen with spring flowers?
Harvest Lane Farm
02:17:36
Facebook has been a very strong help to us in advertising the eccomerce site.
pamelaball
02:18:24
Check out Wicket Tulip Farm in RI for some ideas for flowers.
Alex
02:18:39
What repost app do people use to repost their vendors instagram posts? Struggling with the one we have
Brian Francis Moyer
02:19:00
John, The document link I posted in the beginning does have some considerations for auctions. That said, we can do more.
pamelaball
02:19:24
Wicked Tulip Farm (not wicket)
Beth Bliss
02:30:12
Abby, did you find a new space?
Abigail Gildea
02:31:36
Working on it still :)
Becky Lubold
02:32:01
Thanks for asking that Carolyn...I have that concern!
meganmcbride
02:32:31
Alex - We use the Repost app to share all IG posts
iPhone
02:33:31
Missouri preemptively designated Farmers markets as grocery stores, so we will take that information to our Country Health department to work together.
Galen
02:33:39
I own a small marketing firm and I am in the process of working with a group of plain sect farmers to help them with online marketing of dairy and meat products. We are just in the beginning stages at this point.
averyl
02:34:56
hey helen!
helen
02:36:03
Hey, Averyl!
Meghan Filoromo
02:36:32
Just wanted to share, too. In Philadelphia, we at The Food Trust have been in touch with the city to ensure that we are listed as an essential service. We are continuing to operate 3 markets.
Meghan Filoromo
02:36:46
Thanks all for sharing such great thoughts!
Katie N.
02:36:50
will we need to register for this each week?
cherylgilmore
02:36:52
Any chance we can meet more frequently Brian?
Deb Martin
02:36:53
Would like to hear if those who are opening in the future, hopefully beyond the current situation, are you planning to include food vendors (prepared)?