Wake up a little early this morning and write your farm blog.
This is part 1 of an on-going series. Click here to read part 2.
- Variety feature: write about one of the special varieties that make small-scale farming so interesting to you and the customers. These varieties are bred for taste and are meant for ripe picking instead of shipping. They also have a history -- find out what that history is on the Internet. Do you cook this variety differently than the standard-issue grocery store fare? What is different about the way the plant looks? Is it more difficult to grow? Did you save the seed?
- Choose a specific challenge: there are always challenges in farming and it is temptation to write about farming from a breezy overhead view; mentioning each challenge in one sentence and moving on to what you think people find more interesting. Today, focus on one particular problem and all the ideas you have for solving it, what books you are reading to find answers, and any other sources you can call on (neighbor farms, family, etc). By telling the detailed story of one problem, customers will understand how inventive you must be to grow your crops.
- The first time.. : discuss the first time you ever thought about farming. Did you grow up on a family farm? Did you visit your grandfather's farm when you were young? Many of your customers don't know how you got into farming.
- What's the neighbor up to: You probably have people in the area also doing innovative projects in agriculture and food. Highlight one of your neighbors and friends today. By telling their story, you are demonstrating how it takes a whole community to produce the food, not just one farm.
- Worker feature: Let one of your interns or workers write a post today. You can of course review it before you post it online, but this activity will give your worker a different way of reflecting on the farm and make them feel more valued in the business. It is very hard work on a farm and a distraction will be good for your worker.
I will continue this "5 farm blog ideas" post in the future to get you writing today!
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