Bid To Grow is our program to connect
Farmers and Consumers.
Institutions, schools and restaurants
bid with local farmers to grow specific
crops at specific times to ensure a steady
supply of fresh produce.
This allows the producers to grow
crops based on a predetermined demand,
decreasing potential waste and increasing
profitability and providing a healthy product
at an affordable price.
The Farmers Forum
The Farmers Market
The Farmers Forum is a free information sharing
and social gathering place.
Feel free to share recipes, gardening tips,
financial and education resources. Anything you
think may benefit the community. You can
create a group, a blog, or list events of intrest in
There are categories in the forum for help
wanted ads and a trading post for buy, sell,
swap or trade items.
The Farmers Market is an online utility to get
your produce and products to the consumer.
It's free to join as a consumer. The user only
pays for what they buy. Vendor pays a monthly
table fee and a small commision on the sale.
The Farmer can control inventory and sales from
his own admin panel. Consumers pick up their
purchases either at the farm or at the local farm
stand/farmers market or use the sites shipping
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Click to download our manuals
This space is typically set aside for us to promote a local farm or home-based business that has stood out to us by their
community involvement, unique products, and entrepreneurial spirit. We will return this space to those promotions on April 1st.
During the months of Febraury and March, we are conducting our Vendor/Farmer sign up drive. There is no charge to sign up
during the drive. We hope this will allow you the time you need to get familiar with the website, set-up your "Table" and be ready
for customers on April 1st or whenever your market season begins.
Remember that this is an online Farmers Market, you control your products, sales, and your table. Take nice pictures of your
products for customers to see and fill in descriptions to let them know how you grow or make your products.
If you don't see other farmers or vendors in your area, be the first! Let other farms and homebased businesses know what you are
doing and create your own local network. Be sure to put your Zip Code in your profile so when customers search for local food and
products, they find you. Let your schools and restaurants know about Bid To Grow and you have established your own food hub.
Our website is located in South Ryegate, VT, but we can be the conduit that helps you build your local network.
If you are a blogger and like to write, feel free to join and use the Farmer's Forum blog feature to create your blog, post events in
your communty, or just write a news article and post it to the news feed.
If you don't find what you are looking for in the help section on the market, click the link below and download a copy of the manual
in PDF format. If you don't find your answer there feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will work to get you
the answers you need.
February and March 2014
Vendor/Farmer Sign-up Drive
Click on the video to take a quick virtual tour
of our website. Don't forget to email us if you
have any questions.