Eat Maine Foods!

Hi. How do your market associations work out the logistics dealing with
buy-ins... in this scenario: a vendor sells buy-ins (all local) to
round out her stand. Another vendor's crop just comes in and he begins
to sell but feels that the first vendor is now crowding his business.
If all agree to stop selling buy-ins when crops come in, how does the
association go about coordinating such a thing? Does vendor #2 call
vendor #1 and say, "don't sell, my crop's in", causing vendor #1
anguish because she's just bought a ton of produce to sell....? Can
anyone suggest a fair way to reconcile this, without stopping buy-ins

Views: 35

Replies to This Discussion

Hi. At Lakes Region we communicate a lot. We only have buyins if we know we are lacking that produce or there isn't enough supply. It is common courtesy at our market that if you grow it, you get priority. There is a lot of emailing too. What does help is we have a listing that all vendors are supposed to fill out at the beginning of the season and it lists all crops and the weeks of the market. The vendor is to mark what they will have available when. It doesn't always work out that specific but it is helpful.
similar at Belgrade Lakes- see my comment in the Farmers' Market main discussion board. We are not as organized with the crops/weeks list though!


Latest Activity

Taryn Kelley posted a status
"Fantastic heirloom cherry tomatoes and radishes from Greenlaw Gardens in Kittery over here at Native Maine!"
Aug 14
Amy Bradstreet's 2 photos were featured
Aug 7
Profile IconBarrel Boss Barrel CO, Maynard Stanley Jr, Gwynneth Rayer and 3 more joined Eat Maine Foods!
Aug 7
Lily Piel updated their profile
Aug 5
Belfast Co-op posted an event

Free presentation with Fedco Seeds founder, CR Lawn at Belfast Free Library

August 6, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Jul 30
Amy Bradstreet posted photos
Jul 23
Amy Bradstreet updated their profile
Jul 23
Michele Pfannenstiel posted an event

Meat and Poultry HACCP course at Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport

August 15, 2014 to August 17, 2014
Jul 14
Michele Pfannenstiel and Ed Democracy are now friends
Jul 14
Profile IconHeather Burt (FARMS), Taryn Kelley and Chris B. Newton were featured
Jul 11
Bob Costa's photo was featured
Jul 11
Dee Clark updated their profile
Jul 10
Leigh Hallett updated their profile
Jul 10
Bob Costa posted photos
Jul 10
Barbi Ives's photo was featured
Jul 10
Amy Bradstreet's 3 photos were featured
Jul 10
Profile IconRobin Ramos, Judy Paolini, Bob Costa and 3 more joined Eat Maine Foods!
Jul 10
David Buchanan updated their profile
Jul 6
Chris B. Newton updated their profile
Jul 3
Mary Doyle posted a discussion
Jun 30

© 2014   Created by Eat Local Foods Coalition of Maine.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service