Farmers Local Food Survey

17 responses

What's your gender?

17 out of 17 answered

1
Male70% / 12 res
2
Female29% / 5 res
3
Other0% / 0 res
Picture for question What is your age?

What is your age?

17 out of 17 answered

1
25 to 3429% / 5 res
2
45 to 5423% / 4 res
3
35 to 4417% / 3 res
4
65 to 7417% / 3 res
5
55 to 6411% / 2 res
6
17 or younger0% / 0 res
7
18 to 240% / 0 res
8
75 or older0% / 0 res
9
I prefer not to answer0% / 0 res
Picture for question How long have you been farming?

How long have you been farming?

17 out of 17 answered

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

How do you decide what to grow or raise?

33 out of 17 answered

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I like to experiment & try unique things30% / 10 res
2
The staples30% / 10 res
3
Things that compliment eachother21% / 7 res
4
Whatever tastes the best9% / 3 res
5
Whatever was popular last year9% / 3 res

Who are your customers?

46 out of 17 answered

1
CSA17% / 8 res
2
Farmers' markets17% / 8 res
3
Restaurants13% / 6 res
4
Small local stores13% / 6 res
5
Wholesale13% / 6 res
6
Retail8% / 4 res
7
Box pickup4% / 2 res
8
Collectives4% / 2 res
9
Other8% / 4 res

Why do people choose your product?

99 out of 17 answered

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High quality14% / 14 res
2
We have a good reputation14% / 14 res
3
It tastes great12% / 12 res
4
We offer unique varieties11% / 11 res
5
We're friendly11% / 11 res
6
Organic9% / 9 res
7
People tell their friends about us9% / 9 res
8
We deliver9% / 9 res
9
We're nearby7% / 7 res
10
We have a beautifully designed booth2% / 2 res
11
Other1% / 1 res

Have you ever offered a subscription program?

19 out of 17 answered

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No47% / 9 res
2
CSA42% / 8 res
3
Collective5% / 1 res
4
Box or bag program0% / 0 res
5
No but we will this year. 0% / 0 res
6
Other5% / 1 res

How do people get their shares?

28 out of 17 answered

1
Pickup at the farm28% / 8 res
2
I have never offered a subscription program before. 25% / 7 res
3
Pickup at a convenient location25% / 7 res
4
We deliver14% / 4 res
5
Farmers markets7% / 2 res

What are the things you consider when promoting your products?

90 out of 17 answered

1
Healthy17% / 16 res
2
Locally made15% / 14 res
3
Location10% / 9 res
4
Cost8% / 8 res
5
Clean & Fresh7% / 7 res
6
Organic7% / 7 res
7
Package design5% / 5 res
8
Bulk4% / 4 res
9
Recipes4% / 4 res
10
Colors3% / 3 res
11
Easily accessible3% / 3 res
12
Gluten free3% / 3 res
13
Fair trade2% / 2 res
14
Long shelf life2% / 2 res
15
Attractive booth & display1% / 1 res
16
Quick to prepare1% / 1 res
17
Nut free0% / 0 res
18
Other1% / 1 res

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

44 out of 17 answered

1
Cash38% / 17 res
2
Cheque20% / 9 res
3
Credit card 13% / 6 res
4
E-Transfer13% / 6 res
5
Debit6% / 3 res
6
Trades with other farmers6% / 3 res

What method of payment would you prefer to accept?

17 out of 17 answered

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

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

17 out of 17 answered

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

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

17 out of 17 answered

1
Yes94% / 16 res
2
No5% / 1 res

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

How do people find you?

40 out of 17 answered

1
Word of mouth37% / 15 res
2
Social media30% / 12 res
3
They discover us at the farmers market22% / 9 res
4
Newspaper5% / 2 res
5
Other5% / 2 res