Local Farms Creating Unique Shopping Experiences

I'm a marketing professional, specializing in in-store promotions and campaigns. It's my job to be a student of the retail industry and understand what makes shoppers tick. One emerging trend in retail is the shoppers' demand for experiences in the store. As online shopping grows in popularity and delivers convenience to shoppers in a busy... Continue Reading →

July Locavore Challenge: Three Days In

We're three days into our Locavore Challenge -- and the caffeine withdrawal is strong. I saw a coffee plant for sale at the Cobblestone Farmer's Market the other day and I probably would have bought it (even though I know nothing about growing coffee) if the sign didn't say that the plants require several years... Continue Reading →

July Locavore Challenge: Week 1

When you are relying on only your garden and local farmers for every bite of food you consume, weekly meal planning changes pretty significantly. We live in a culture where we can go to the grocery store and buy most of the foods we want at almost any time of the year. While we may... Continue Reading →

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