NAFDMA Weekly Harvest
ONLY A FEW SPOTS ARE LEFT FOR 2021 NAFDMA AGRITOURISM LEARNING RETREAT
The ALR will take place in Canfield, OH July 20 and Hartville, OH July 21-22
Space is limited. Register today. Membership is not required.
If you are joining or renewing your membership, please email
lisa@nafdma.com for quicker access to your member discount for this event.
This ALR will be modified slightly to accommodate Covid19 restrictions.
Notably: NAFDMA will NOT be providing transportation. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the location(s) themselves. This can be accomplished through personal vehicles, rentals, or ride shares.
ALR Host Farm
Maize Valley has been open since the 1960s and likes to joke that their number one “crop” from the rich soil of their 750-acre farm is FUN. Their event calendar is brimming with activities all year long to make your visit memorable. From car cruise-ins and weekend concerts to fall festivities with wagon rides, corn mazes and the legendary pumpkin cannon, the activities at Maize Valley will entertain all ages.
They are founded on old-fashioned values, where employees are treated like family and customers are treated like friends. Dedicated to the community, Maize Valley commits to supporting causes throughout Northeast Ohio and helping neighbors when they need a hand. VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE
ALR BONUS DAY FARM
White House Fruit Farm has grown produce for over 90 years. Apples are their signature crop, but they also grow strawberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, sweet corn, asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions, cucumbers, eggplant, and pumpkins.

The farm brings fun beyond the farm market. They are a destination for all seasons! They look forward to welcoming you!
THANK YOU TO OUR NEWSLETTER SPONSORS
NAFDMA UNVEILS NEW REGIONAL
LUNCH & LEARN PROGRAMMING
OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS
Join us at Blooms & Berries Farm Market for a presentation featuring Advanced Pricing and Admissions Strategies to Grow Your Revenue in 2021.

In this session, Ticket Spice is bringing real data and strategies from hundreds of agritourism destinations to help you grow your revenue in 2021. 

Here are some of the topics they are covering:
  • Times are Uncertain, Talk Through Real Experiences in Timed-ticketing
  • PYO Reservations 
  • Adding Merchandise to Admission Tickets & Data Around the Resulting Revenue
  • Strategies For Admissions, Ticket Packages & Pricing Strategy
  • Overall Industry Data & Insights From 2020
  • Simple Implement Strategies for Social Media & Marketing

Blooms & Berries Farm Market will be sharing their marketing techniques and the power of having the skills in-house.

Lunch is included.
Join us at Lucky Ladd Farms for a panel discussion which will cover:
  • Learning the Effect of the Pandemic on Local Food Systems
  • Innovations and Impacts: What has Worked, What is Being Refined
  • The Power of Data: How to use New Technology to Market Effectively

As a bonus, you will have the opportunity to meet the key managers at Lucky Ladd Farms and learn a little bit about their agritourism operation.

Lunch is included.
MUSIC EVENTS ONLINE ROUNDTABLE
Join our panelists from Stony Hill Gardens & Boggio's Orchard and Produce as we discuss best practices for hosting a Music Event. We'll discuss the pros and cons of hosting a Music Event as well as the following:
  • Locating, Booking, Costs and Contracts for Musicians
  • "Stage" and equipment responsibilities, set-up and costs
  • Guest services - chairs, tables, etc.
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Food & Drinks offered
  • Staffing responsibilities
INSIGHT INTO SOUTH AFRICA AGRITOURISM
Join us as Agritourism Africa founder, Jacqui Taylor, provides us with an overview of the South African agritourism industry. You will most certainly gain insights and valuable nuggets as we discuss the following topics:
  • Wine Tourism – South Africa has 30 different wine-growing regions, and each area offers its unique combination of picturesque landscapes with wine tours, tastings and food pairings.
  • Farm Stay and Accommodations – Whether in a tent under the stars or in a high-end cabin on a wine estate, guests can retreat from the city or work from “home” while enjoying days, weeks or even months in the rural countryside.
  • Sustainability and Maximizing the assets that you already have.
  • Agritourism Africa - serves as an information hub highlighting tourism experiences on farms across Africa while also providing advice and guidance to its members, assisting members with marketing and promotions, and representing Agritourism at governmental, tourism and organized agricultural institutions. 
CONSTANT CONTACT SAVINGS
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50% off for 3 months of Email and Email Plus
Start and end dates: 5/18/2021-6/1/2021 
Packages: Email and Email Plus
New Constant Contact customers only

Don't forget, if you are already a Constant Contact customer and have a NAFDMA membership you can save:
20% discount - Monthly
30% discount - 6 month prepayment
40% discount - 12 month prepayment

Login to your nafdma.com account and click on the Supplier Directory to access savings or email lisa@nafdma.com.
THANK YOU TO OUR NEWSLETTER SPONSORS
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Agritourism SA Shines despite lack of govt. support
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Growing coffee in a new environment
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