Thursday, January 10, 2008

Breaking News for Small Farmers...

Looking for an inexpensive way to launch a Website? Check out the following press release from SPIN Farming and Small Farm Central:


SPIN-Farming™ Teams Up with Small Farm Central

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SPIN-Farming, ( www.spinfarming.com) has teamed up with Small Farm Central (http://www.smallfarmcewntral.com/) to provide ready-to-go websites that connect farmers with customers quickly, easily and inexpensively.

"SPIN-Farming calls for cultivating customers as well as crops, and that calls for a professional-looking web site," says Wally Satzewich, the developer of the SPIN-Farming system. "But most farmers would rather deal with buggy potato plants than buggy software. Small Farm Central frees farmers to be out working their plots instead of sitting behind a computer trying to program their web sites."

The SPIN-branded web sites can include everything "soup to nuts", from photo galleries to blogs to recipes to mailing lists, but farmers can start out simply and add features as they see the need. No technical experience is necessary to run their sites on Small Farm Central.
"SPIN-Farming is helping to eliminate the traditional hardships of farming and is redefining it as an entrepreneurially-driven profession," says Roxanne Christensen, Co-author of the SPIN-Farming online learning series. "It is only natural to be working with Small Farm Central to eliminate the complexities of web site development and help farmers harness the power of technology for direct marketing. Plus, Small Farm Central is in a great position to know what is working for farmers online, and they generously offer free tips and advice at their site."
"Whether they farm in the middle of an urban jungle, on the suburban fringe, or as part of a large acreage in the country, each SPIN farmer's story is a powerful online marketing tool. We at Small Farm Central understand their stories, and help them tell it, engage with their customers, and sell more through professional, active websites that promote the farmer-eater connection," says Simon Huntley, Lead Developer of Small Farm Central.

ABOUT SPIN-FARMING
S-mall P-lot IN-tensive (SPIN) Farming is a non-technical, easy-to-understand-and inexpensive-to-implement farming system that makes it possible to generate $50,000+ in gross sales from a half-acre by growing common vegetables. It is organic-based and can be practiced on a single plot or multi-sited on several residential backyards or front lawns in urban or peri-urban areas. It is available via an online learning series at http://www.spinfarming.com/.

ABOUT SMALL FARM CENTRAL
Small Farm Central provides inexpensive, professional web services to farmers across the country. An online control panel that farmers can access at any time takes the mystery out of farm websites and makes it a breeze to sell products, publish a blog, post photos, and more. Information about the Small Farm Central SPIN web service can be found at: http://www.smallfarmcentral.com/. Contact Roxanne Christensene-mail: rchristensen@infocommercegroup.com phone: 610-505-9189

Please note: I am passing this along as an FYI. This should not be seen as an endorsement or recommendation of the product.

6 comments:

Simon said...

Hey, thanks for passing this along to your readers. However, it seems like all the links turned in "blogger.com" instead of their intended target.

homegrown colorado girl said...

Thanks for letting me know. Don't know how that happened, but I'll get to work on fixing it....

Susan Buhr said...

I had no idea this organization exists! I am not looking towards market gardening, but am looking forward to learning more about their sub-acre farming ideas.

homegrown colorado girl said...

Hi Susan,

Glad you found this useful.

Anonymous said...

Instead of paying these guys, I know Coastfields Farm (coastalfields.com) used to do a similar thing in Arvada and even though they have moved to a bigger field they will help out small farmers from window box to acreage for free. I bet with some exchange of help many local farmers would do the same also.

homegrown colorado girl said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it...