Friday, August 20, 2010

Market Sign Contest Winners!

In July we asked for photo submissions featuring your farmer's market or roadside stand displays. We choose four of the most creative, persuasive, helpful, and fun display photos to win a $25 gift certificate.

Here are our winners:
Swauk Prairie Produce in Cle Alum, WA

"We have a lot of people asking 'What’s Star Power?' We tell them that Star is my horse and we only use organic material in our garden. The sign really helps get people to our space and talking about gardening and our veggies" said Bill Barschaw, Swauk Prairie Produce.

"The small cards telling about each vegetable helps sell the produce because it gives us a chance to talk (sell) that particular vegetable" said Bill Barschaw.

Visit the Swauk Prairie Produce website

Eco Outdoors in New Smyrna Beach, FL
Eco Outdoors sell trees, shrubs, flowers, herbs, and starter vegetable plants.

"Everyone loves Peanut! Peanut is a fixture at the New Smyrna Beach Farmers Market!" said Elizabeth A. Nevadomski, Eco Outdoors.

Hawk Valley Garden in Spencer, IA
Bruce and Sue Loring own and operate Hawk Valley Garden with their children in northwest Iowa. They have 15 acres of pumpkins, squash, gourds, broom corn and many other fall produce items.

"We started making pumpkin towers 3 years ago to get some good vertical height in our displays. They are fun and the customers love them." "The taller stacks including the one I painted 'welcome' on was a favorite and we sold many jack o'lanterns so customers could go home and do the same thing on their front yards or personal displays," said Sue Loring, Hawk Valley Garden.

Visit the Hawk Valley Garden MySpace page

Parker Produce in Winterport, ME
Parker Produce is a small, family-owned, organic farm that serves communities in central Maine.

Visit the Parker Produce website or blog

Interested in finding out more about how to market your produce and how to create displays with purpose check out the July JSS Advantage here.


Naseer said...

I love the stacked pumpkins! These are all great ideas, in case we ever go to market with our produce (someday, someday...)

Anonymous said...

Love the stacked pumpkins...going to use that for a "welcome" sign in our yard for Halloween!