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Promoting Farmers Markets in Northwest Minnesota

Purpose

To promote all markets in the northwest region in partnership with MN Grown and to connect markets through a cohort to share promotion ideas and strengthen markets..

Partners

  • U of M Crookston – Business Department
  • Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies
  • MN Grown
  • Polk County Public Health
  • Statewide Health Improvement Program
  • U of M Crookston – Business Department
  • Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies
  • MN Grown
  • Polk County Public Health
  • Statewide Health Improvement Program
  • Markets in: Ada, Bagley, Baudette, Bemidji, Clearbrook, Crookston, Dillworth, Fosston, Mahnomen, Mentor, Moorhead, Park Rapids, Thief River Falls, Warren, White Earth
  • Activities

  • Service learning project by “Integrated Marketing Communication” class in 2011 to create a promotion plan.
  • Development of regional label by MN Grown
  • Presentation to Farmers Market representatives
  • Selection of priority promotions supported by SHIP and NW RSDP
  • Custom cover on MNGrown Directory and posters, signs and bags for markets.
  • Student intern assistant for 9 week summer 2013
  • Market Gathering, December 2013
  • Market Coach, Lynda Annoreno assists markets in 2014
  • Outcomes

  • Service learning project from Integrated Marketing and Communications Class results in promotion plan.

    Video

  • Service learning project from Retail Management class includes this presentation on Inviting Market Stands
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