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Tips for making your days selling at farmers’ markets more profitable. Through Farm Marketing Solutions I provide business and marketing information for family farmers. With the use of informative articles, instructional videos, and the Growing Farms Podcast I encourage others to start farming, and help current farmers increase revenues. http://farmmarketingsolutions.com Video Rating: / 5 You can stay in wonderland or you can see just how deep the rabbit hole goes? Taking the incredible popularity of the 1999 worldwide smash hit cult film ‘The Matrix’; This cleverly designed and very well thought out video uses the theme of the movie to educate people about industrialized commercial factory farming; and how the practice of it, is not only cruel and horrific to the animals who are the reason for it, but also to the environment as well. It is the very first video in a series of videos about this topic using the matrix premise. This video was produced by Sustainable Table and Free Range Studios. For more information about their important work and healthy humane eating. Please visit the Sustainable Table website at www.sustainabletable.org and the Eat Well Guide www.eatwellguide.org To find out more and to watch and sign up for additional videos please visit the official website at www.themeatrix.com To read more about factory farming operations and articles on vegetarianism please visit my blog on my profile. This video was uploaded with permission from Dawn Brighid – The Meatrix Coordinator. Thank You Related PostsBethesda Community Garden Club Selling and EducatingDo You Want To Know What Factory Farming Is? – Part 2Women rice farmers of AfricaLocal Flowers, Local Farmers: A Growing American MovementPlant Chicago Farmers MarketNavuso Agriculture Grooming Fiji’s Future Farmers

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38 Comments

  • macmagilla 1 year ago

    You won me over at "food porn"! LOL!

  • El Gato Borracho 1 year ago

    clickbait (-,!,-) Well play it sir, well play it

  • ray bon 1 year ago

    Love the new look took me a while to realize it was you but recognized the voice. Farming is the future don't give up. Thomas Jefferson advocated, to get into the least foreign entanglements possible. Industrialization had its place. But subservient to a farm. And every man should own land. So that his labor remained on his land 1799.

  • Touran S 1 year ago

    Excellent vedio! Thank you for your great suggestions

  • BeeFriendlyApiary 1 year ago

    I have found that my local markets are extremely expensive to become a vendor…its like being shaken down before I even sell a single item? All the advertisements, signage, banners, tents, fees, and time becomes impossible to recoup for a small producer. Frankly, most farmers markets are for high volume sellers.

  • Scott Girvan 1 year ago

    Great talk – starting a JS marathon today… 🙂 Very interested in getting heavily involved in a few things you're heavily involved in.

  • Phil Lowman 1 year ago

    You have a lot of good advice here. The signage is also a good investment. It really is a deterent when nothing is marked even if it's layed out in order.

  • Toni Franklin 1 year ago

    I haven't read down to far however I haven't found anything about food handling licenses? do you have to get any of that or does it depend on where you are selling?

  • Skye Bailey 1 year ago

    Great video! Thank you for sharing your expert advise! I'll be using your tips as I open my own booth at our local market this spring!

  • Jennifer Lord 1 year ago

    Thanks friend. We all know WHAT we like, but don't know WHY we like it. Your video was an excellent mirror exercise, useful in many other areas of life. My first year "marketing" was a super success and quite gratifying. I started by advertising on Yard Sale websites to "Be On The Lookout….what was coming in a month!" I plan on adding very simple (and simply packaged) home made soap and hand sewn market bags to my heirloom, non gmo, organic tomatoes, okra, peppers, etc. Last year was additionally successful in that I was able to expose myself as a seasoned gardener and trusted source for info on how to care for the plants I was selling. The Amish sell in our community and are a super resource. Utilize what's around you,and don't be a snob! You can always learn more!

  • beth mitchell 1 year ago

    If your just selling eggs, how do you make your stand appealing? Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

  • joe hanna 1 year ago

    It is sad that you are correct my friend. Don't fight the man, embrace him. I'd wear ripped up jean shorts, boots and a flannel T shirt every day if I could. I make allot more money not. 

  • Soap Diva 1 year ago

    Handsome man

  • Dylan Campbell 1 year ago

    How much do farmer markets make a year 

  • Amanda Mackey 1 year ago

    Growing a garden is actually expensive and it costs less to buy from a store/market. And thank you for speaking out against the stigma regading farmers etc….

  • 52CA 1 year ago

    We decided to ditch the table covers. Wind and weather in general makes them a pain. We just use new nice clean tables.

  • Nathan Watkins 1 year ago

    Thanks so much for the very valuable tips.

  • j Lastdavies 1 year ago

    I make home made soaps can I sell them here ?

  • Rob Richards 1 year ago

    Awesome! I'm about to start my first tour in a market. I'm kind of petrified actually. I've gone broke trying to grow natural food, lived in a tent and everything for this. Loved this. Could use more advice too

  • Cara le Roux 1 year ago

    Thanks! This really helped!

  • G Whiz 1 year ago

    GAY.

  • Lizaveta Miloszka 1 year ago

    Brilliant film! It explains the reality of meat, egg and dairy farming in an engaging way without showing graphically what goes on, great for educating the young 'uns.

  • Jim brown 1 year ago

    Organic has nothing to do with this!! Read and learn your shit!! Organic is just with chemicals!!!

  • MrBrady42 1 year ago

    I wish you all knew about agriculture and how many regulations need to be passed in order to have cooperate farms. This is a blindfold PETA is trying to cover your eyes with. Get the real facts

  • Bill Steinbuechler 1 year ago

    Organic or not, using living beings as property is wrong. The root of the problem is our indoctrinated belief that it's okay for humans to use other animals as property. Just as racism (the idea that one race is superior to another) once allowed people to have slaves, speciesism (the idea that one species is superior to another) allows people to have stakes, burgers, and bacon. All forms of animal exploitation are rooted in the same ignorance that slavery was. Humans might be more intelligent, but that doesn't give us the right to destroy the life of less intelligent beings. If that were the case, Einstein would have had the right to massacre most of humanity. 

  • marce m 1 year ago

    lol 'well it smell like shhhh'

  • Susanna Marshall 1 year ago

    organic still isnt good enough sophi

  • Aris C 1 year ago

    what about the million vegetable friends you kill?

  • Georgia Smith 1 year ago

    that pig's voice omfg fabulous

  • annirunaway 1 year ago

    Unfortunately these animals are raised on GMO corn and other grain. Plus the pesticides used to grow these crops also ends up in the meat, primarily in the fatty portions of the animal. We all need vegetables, fruit so piling on animal products laden with pesticide residue and GMO organisms doesnt make a person any healthier.

  • Sophia Ellis-Young 1 year ago

    this is why i eat organic…
    actually, this isnt inhumane– humans arent nice anymore
    this is cruel

  • Eunice Cristela Paquingan 1 year ago

    Hello, Can I used this video for my reference in my thesis study?

  • WowplayerMe 1 year ago

    I don't fucking care if the animals are happy or not, as long as I get my bacon, hamburgers, steak, eggs, and, turkey I'm happy and that's all that matters to me.

  • rapetheworld99 1 year ago

    this was so damn corny lol

  • Alexander of Blake 1 year ago

    And, yeah, it's not like fmaily farms produce as much meat as factory farmng, but we can improve that.

  • Alexander of Blake 1 year ago

    I think it's ok to eat meat, but I believe that animals should be in free-range farms and should be fed grass. Factory farming is cruel, and it lowers both the quality of the meat and increases the chance of parasites or disease.

  • Karolin66 1 year ago

    If you would like to eat meat -buy free-range /organic.
    Please… you can help compassion in world farming to.
    Do something 1

  • rocksiphone 1 year ago

    Proverbs 12:10 tells us, "A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel."