Farmers Local Food Survey

17 responses

What's your gender?

17 out of 17 answered

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Male70% / 12 resp.
2
Female29% / 5 resp.
3
Other0% / 0 resp.
Picture for question What is your age?

What is your age?

17 out of 17 answered

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25 to 3429% / 5 resp.
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45 to 5423% / 4 resp.
3
35 to 4417% / 3 resp.
4
65 to 7417% / 3 resp.
5
55 to 6411% / 2 resp.
6
17 or younger0% / 0 resp.
7
18 to 240% / 0 resp.
8
75 or older0% / 0 resp.
9
I prefer not to answer0% / 0 resp.
Picture for question How long have you been farming?

How long have you been farming?

17 out of 17 answered

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4 to 7 years29% / 5 resp.
2
13 to 19 years17% / 3 resp.
3
20 to 29 years17% / 3 resp.
4
30 years or more17% / 3 resp.
5
8 to 12 years11% / 2 resp.
6
1 to 3 years5% / 1 resp.

How do you decide what to grow or raise?

17 out of 17 answered

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I like to experiment & try unique things58% / 10 resp.
2
The staples58% / 10 resp.
3
Things that compliment eachother41% / 7 resp.
4
Whatever tastes the best17% / 3 resp.
5
Whatever was popular last year17% / 3 resp.

Who are your customers?

17 out of 17 answered

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CSA47% / 8 resp.
2
Farmers' markets47% / 8 resp.
3
Restaurants35% / 6 resp.
4
Small local stores35% / 6 resp.
5
Wholesale35% / 6 resp.
6
Retail23% / 4 resp.
7
Box pickup11% / 2 resp.
8
Collectives11% / 2 resp.
9
Other23% / 4 resp.

Why do people choose your product?

17 out of 17 answered

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High quality82% / 14 resp.
2
We have a good reputation82% / 14 resp.
3
It tastes great70% / 12 resp.
4
We offer unique varieties64% / 11 resp.
5
We're friendly64% / 11 resp.
6
Organic52% / 9 resp.
7
People tell their friends about us52% / 9 resp.
8
We deliver52% / 9 resp.
9
We're nearby41% / 7 resp.
10
We have a beautifully designed booth11% / 2 resp.
11
Other5% / 1 resp.

Have you ever offered a subscription program?

17 out of 17 answered

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No52% / 9 resp.
2
CSA47% / 8 resp.
3
Collective5% / 1 resp.
4
Box or bag program0% / 0 resp.
5
No but we will this year. 0% / 0 resp.
6
Other5% / 1 resp.

How do people get their shares?

17 out of 17 answered

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Pickup at the farm47% / 8 resp.
2
I have never offered a subscription program before. 41% / 7 resp.
3
Pickup at a convenient location41% / 7 resp.
4
We deliver23% / 4 resp.
5
Farmers markets11% / 2 resp.

What are the things you consider when promoting your products?

17 out of 17 answered

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Healthy94% / 16 resp.
2
Locally made82% / 14 resp.
3
Location52% / 9 resp.
4
Cost47% / 8 resp.
5
Clean & Fresh41% / 7 resp.
6
Organic41% / 7 resp.
7
Package design29% / 5 resp.
8
Bulk23% / 4 resp.
9
Recipes23% / 4 resp.
10
Colors17% / 3 resp.
11
Easily accessible17% / 3 resp.
12
Gluten free17% / 3 resp.
13
Fair trade11% / 2 resp.
14
Long shelf life11% / 2 resp.
15
Attractive booth & display5% / 1 resp.
16
Quick to prepare5% / 1 resp.
17
Nut free0% / 0 resp.
18
Other5% / 1 resp.

What payment methods have you accepted at a farmers' market?

17 out of 17 answered

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Cash100% / 17 resp.
2
Cheque52% / 9 resp.
3
Credit card 35% / 6 resp.
4
E-Transfer35% / 6 resp.
5
Debit17% / 3 resp.
6
Trades with other farmers17% / 3 resp.

What method of payment would you prefer to accept?

17 out of 17 answered

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Cash64% / 11 resp.
2
E-Transfer29% / 5 resp.
3
Cheque5% / 1 resp.
4
Credit card0% / 0 resp.
5
Debit0% / 0 resp.
6
Trade0% / 0 resp.

What method of payment do you prefer to accept for prepaid orders?

17 out of 17 answered

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E-Transfer47% / 8 resp.
2
Cash17% / 3 resp.
3
Cheque17% / 3 resp.
4
Credit card11% / 2 resp.
5
Debit5% / 1 resp.

Do you think people care about where their food comes from?

17 out of 17 answered

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Yes94% / 16 resp.
2
No5% / 1 resp.

Do you use any apps, computer programs or websites to help you keep track of food orders?

7 out of 17 answered

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Excel28% / 2 resp.
2
My own website28% / 2 resp.
3
Google Docs14% / 1 resp.
4
No14% / 1 resp.
5
Facebook0% / 0 resp.
6
Farm at hand0% / 0 resp.
7
Farms Reach0% / 0 resp.
8
Other14% / 1 resp.

How do people find you?

17 out of 17 answered

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Word of mouth88% / 15 resp.
2
Social media70% / 12 resp.
3
They discover us at the farmers market52% / 9 resp.
4
Newspaper11% / 2 resp.
5
Other11% / 2 resp.