How to Add Your Food Products to the Farmer's Marke

It's easy to have your specialty food products included in America's Farmer's Market. Here's how:

First, go to the FAQ/Frequently Asked Questions page for general information. If you have any other questions after reading the FAQ's, just email us at info@americasfarmersmarket.org or call us at 508-869-0055, and we'll answer any other questions. Once you've decided you'd like to participate in America's Farmer's Market and have your products listed, go to the Submit Company Information page and complete the Company Information form. That's all there is to it. You'll be notified in a few days, as soon as your site is registered as being a participating  member. 

As a producer of specialty foods products, you automatically qualify to be listed, at no cost to you, in the America's Farmers Market on-line mall Directory. When you choose to participate, by indicating  you will sell your products to the parents of children attending specific public schools as a fundraiser for individual, specific schools, via America's Farmers Market links, your listing will be in Red & Bold. This will indicate to your potential customers that you are an active part of the America's Farmers Market project, aiding in the funding of local public schools. To begin participation, all you need to do is Submit Company Information to America's Farmers Market. Once you do, you will receive a confirmation and an information packet. Again, there is no fee to sell your products on America's Farmers Market, and you can continue selling your products as you have been, in all other venues. 

The concept of America's Farmers Market is unique, but not complicated. It is structured so that everyone involved wins. You, as a specialty foods producer win because you will sell more of your products with the national media exposure coming from being a part of America's Farmers Market, and make more profit by selling directly to consumers, eliminating the costs of brokers, distributors and retail fees. At the same time, the sales of your products will be aiding in the funding of local public schools, and helping America eat healthier. 

In order to make this work, and aid in the funding of public schools everywhere, it will be necessary for you to recalculate your retail, America's Farmers Market, selling prices, with broker, distributor and retail fees eliminated. Thus the dollars which would have been spent on these fees, becomes donations for funding the public schools designated by each purchaser of your products via America's Farmers Market. Your target selling price should allow you to earn your desired profit, while allowing for an equal amount of profits to aid public schools. The tax benefits of your charitable donations will also help your bottom line. Thus, the goal here is to price your products accordingly so that profits from sales in America's Farmers Market can be divided equally between your business and a public school, with your share what it needs to be for your business to grow and prosper. 

When a customer indicates their purchase is an America's Farmers Market purchase, they will indicate which public school they would like their purchase to help to fund. In order to keep a record of purchases of your products each month, a Record of Monthly America's Farmers Market Sales page can be printed out or copied and pasted. On the first of each month, you should email your monthly record of sales of your products through America's Farmers Market for individual schools to sales@americasfarmersmarket.org. Profits from the revenues from these transactions will be transferred to a special account at America's Farmers Market. A confirmation receipt will follow all communications. Any questions should be sent to info@americasfarmersmarket.org.

Once you've decided you'd like to participate in America's Farmer's Market and have your products listed in our on-line Farmer's Market Mall, go to the Submit Company Information page and complete the Company Information form. That's all there is to it. You'll be notified in a few days, as soon as your site is registered as being a participating  member. 

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