Farmer's Market... a big success

Farmer's Market... a big success

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Westside

Ellijay, GA

#1 Oct 7, 2012
By Martha Woodham A decline in agricultural income and concern about losing farms to development were the impetus behind the highly successful Union County Farmers Market, a Georgia Grown Gold Member that generated $280,000 in income in 2011 for local growers.

Since: Feb 11

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#2 Oct 7, 2012
Voter

Elko, GA

#3 Oct 7, 2012
AC0G wrote:
Lamar will not be happy with this. He did not get FULL credit as Sole Commissioner. I sure wouldn't want to be in that reporters' shoes.
Amos_1

Cleveland, GA

#4 Oct 8, 2012


This may put a damper on the success of the market..........

Any re-sell of most products may casue a lot of headaches in the future if the Supremes uphold a lower court.........

So there goes the flea market, crafts made in china and other countries, etc......

"Another likely result is that it would hit you financially because the copyright holder would now want a piece of that sale."


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/your-right-t...

question

Blairsville, GA

#5 Oct 8, 2012
Westside wrote:
By Martha Woodham A decline in agricultural income and concern about losing farms to development were the impetus behind the highly successful Union County Farmers Market, a Georgia Grown Gold Member that generated $280,000 in income in 2011 for local growers.
So, there're about 30 farmers generating about $280,000? But wait, it doesn't say that all of the $280,000 came from farmers, although that seems to be the implication since the article touts farmers. Since less than one half are farmers, should the name change?

From what source is the $280,000 figure? That's a 2011 number. Are there more vendors this year than last? Even if there're 63 vendors and $280,000, that would be $4,444/week per vendor. Does that seem reasonable?

Since: Oct 12

Chicago, IL

#6 Oct 8, 2012
In this season the farmer really got the big success in there market,Also previous month they achieved a good marketing in agriculture,Hope the market could run next month .

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Since: Oct 12

Chicago, IL

#7 Oct 8, 2012
Amos_1

Cleveland, GA

#8 Oct 8, 2012
question wrote:
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So, there're about 30 farmers generating about $280,000? But wait, it doesn't say that all of the $280,000 came from farmers, although that seems to be the implication since the article touts farmers. Since less than one half are farmers, should the name change?
From what source is the $280,000 figure? That's a 2011 number. Are there more vendors this year than last? Even if there're 63 vendors and $280,000, that would be $4,444/week per vendor. Does that seem reasonable?


No, not reasonable. First off the $4,444 you quote would account for the whole $280,000 in one week.
I think the $280,000 figure was for a whole year.....

Your question about how they figured the $280,000 is a valid question. Where did they come up with the number?

Most likely, another Lamar number pulled out of his rabbit hat.........



question

Blairsville, GA

#9 Oct 8, 2012
Amos_1 wrote:
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No, not reasonable. First off the $4,444 you quote would account for the whole $280,000 in one week.
I think the $280,000 figure was for a whole year.....
Your question about how they figured the $280,000 is a valid question. Where did they come up with the number?
Most likely, another Lamar number pulled out of his rabbit hat.........
Good catch!!! I would blame the lack of 10 cups of coffee but I probably would calculate that wrong too. Thanks.

Since: Mar 11

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#10 Oct 8, 2012
question wrote:
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So, there're about 30 farmers generating about $280,000? But wait, it doesn't say that all of the $280,000 came from farmers, although that seems to be the implication since the article touts farmers. Since less than one half are farmers, should the name change?
From what source is the $280,000 figure? That's a 2011 number. Are there more vendors this year than last? Even if there're 63 vendors and $280,000, that would be $4,444/week per vendor. Does that seem reasonable?
I doubt you can put four thousand dollars worth of produce in a pickup. Beans at $30 a bushel would require 146 bushel in a pickup. Mine will not hold that much but who knows.
Yup

Toccoa, GA

#11 Oct 8, 2012
Westside wrote:
By Martha Woodham A decline in agricultural income and concern about losing farms to development were the impetus behind the highly successful Union County Farmers Market, a Georgia Grown Gold Member that generated $280,000 in income in 2011 for local growers.
At what cost to local taxpayers.
If the farmers want a market they should've built it themselves
Oh my

Young Harris, GA

#12 Oct 8, 2012
Yup wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
At what cost to local taxpayers.
If the farmers want a market they should've built it themselves
Too bad,
so sad,
you're part of the minority
that finds no value in this project.

See ya at the polls next month
as a majority elects to continue
this reign of 'terror'.
Troll Man

Blairsville, GA

#13 Oct 8, 2012
Yup wrote:
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At what cost to local taxpayers.
If the farmers want a market they should've built it themselves
Darn people that read books!!

They should have to built their own library....

Since: Apr 11

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#14 Oct 8, 2012
Based on the assumptions: Annual Revenue $280,000, faciliy open 5 months/year (June thru Oct), on average 60 of the 70 sites leased weekly.

Annual Revenue $280,000
Monthly Revenue $56,000
Weekly Revenue $14,000
Average Weekly Revenue per site $233

Again the numbers are based on the assumptions set forth, adjust the assumptions and change the numbers.
Amos_1

Cleveland, GA

#15 Oct 8, 2012
Paladinhgwt wrote:
Based on the assumptions: Annual Revenue $280,000, faciliy open 5 months/year (June thru Oct), on average 60 of the 70 sites leased weekly.
Annual Revenue $280,000
Monthly Revenue $56,000
Weekly Revenue $14,000
Average Weekly Revenue per site $233
Again the numbers are based on the assumptions set forth, adjust the assumptions and change the numbers.


And not all sites rented to farmers. Again points to Lamar making up numbers again. Lamar has a purposeful fancy of making up numbers and when called out about them he always says, "we decided this is based on our financial experts input." We being he, him, and his-self.

i.e., financial experts being Lamar and a number Lamar pulls out of his hat. That trick rabbit is gonna run away some day........


or get run over and be called road kill..........

Lil Frankie

Atlanta, GA

#16 Oct 8, 2012
AC0G wrote:
Thanks for sharing this link. We love our Farmer's Market. Growing Union County is what Commissioner Paris is about. Mickey Cumming and the volunteers have done a great job with education, marketing and making Union County Farmers Market a place we all visit on Saturday. Good Job Team Union.

Since: Apr 11

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#17 Oct 8, 2012
Amos_1 wrote:
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And not all sites rented to farmers. Again points to Lamar making up numbers again. Lamar has a purposeful fancy of making up numbers and when called out about them he always says, "we decided this is based on our financial experts input." We being he, him, and his-self.
i.e., financial experts being Lamar and a number Lamar pulls out of his hat. That trick rabbit is gonna run away some day........
or get run over and be called road kill..........
It is election time, politicians are constantly taking two negatives and making them a positive in their behalf.
Amos_1

Cleveland, GA

#18 Oct 8, 2012
Paladinhgwt wrote:
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It is election time, politicians are constantly taking two negatives and making them a positive in their behalf.

Now you know you have introduced a math equation into the discussion and it will drives Oh my wild trying to understands how 2 negatives can equal a positive..........

Parts

Commerce, GA

#19 Oct 8, 2012
It is a flea market.
You can spin this anyway you wish.
Nothing wrong with being a flea market.
Never will be a framers market in the true definition of the words farmers market.
Land and growing season means this will never be a successful area for framing or making a living and paying for buildings and farm equipment.
Duck weed?

Once we had an editor at the news paper who tried to tell us the smell from the sewage pond in Blairsville behind KFC was coming from the Duck weed.
It was the smell of feces. Most everyone knew it was not and never was Duck weed.

Spin.

Blairsville Flea market.
Nothing wrong with that name. What is wrong is spending so much tax money to build a flea market.

Blairsville Flea Market.
Lil Frankie wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for sharing this link. We love our Farmer's Market. Growing Union County is what Commissioner Paris is about. Mickey Cumming and the volunteers have done a great job with education, marketing and making Union County Farmers Market a place we all visit on Saturday. Good Job Team Union.
Troll Man

Blairsville, GA

#20 Oct 8, 2012
Parts wrote:
It is a flea market.
You can spin this anyway you wish.
Nothing wrong with being a flea market.
Never will be a framers market in the true definition of the words farmers market.
Land and growing season means this will never be a successful area for framing or making a living and paying for buildings and farm equipment.
Duck weed?
Once we had an editor at the news paper who tried to tell us the smell from the sewage pond in Blairsville behind KFC was coming from the Duck weed.
It was the smell of feces. Most everyone knew it was not and never was Duck weed.
Spin.
Blairsville Flea market.
Nothing wrong with that name. What is wrong is spending so much tax money to build a flea market.
Blairsville Flea Market.
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Really?

The last time I went to the Farmer's Market the majority of vendors there were selling vegetables from the backs of their trucks. The place was packed with produce and people. Yes, I did see a few stands that had things like handmade birdhouses, baskets, etc., but the overwhelming number of vendors were farmers.

Methinks you know a little about spin, too.

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