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Ehrin Lingeman
13:25
Hello! Did I miss something?
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
15:34
https://jamboard.google.com/d/1IzGaGhMOR2Nl4YuileTG1uWrkS_7EkPvZSFpRz6ZjaM/viewer?ts=6059e04d&usp=gmail
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
19:52
https://jamboard.google.com/d/1IzGaGhMOR2Nl4YuileTG1uWrkS_7EkPvZSFpRz6ZjaM/edit?usp=sharing
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
29:32
https://jamboard.google.com/d/1IzGaGhMOR2Nl4YuileTG1uWrkS_7EkPvZSFpRz6ZjaM/edit?usp=sharing
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
30:30
Link to FM Resources on the NOFA-VT page:
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
30:32
https://nofavt.org/programs/farm-consumer-0/farmers-markets
Alissa Matthews, VAAFM
32:49
I think it's interesting that the majority of "how data is used" responses are in relation to reporting required by other entities/getting grants, rather than making adjustments and improvements to one's own organization and setting and reaching goals.
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
34:40
Alissa - we def. use our sales reports per category (meat, cheese, prepared food, etc) to make sure that we have a good mixture of vendors and use it to review applications each year
Alissa Matthews, VAAFM
37:42
Great, and yes I know CCFM has been working on this for the last few years and I apologize for being late and missing the conversation, I just was commenting on what is on the jam board.
lara dickson
59:37
I’m late to the zoom and maybe this was covered, but will something similar like a template for these google sheets be available somewhere?
Cindy, Champlain Islands FM
01:00:07
It is available, Lara. No worries!
Andrew Graham, VTFMA/NOFA-VT (he/him)
01:01:09
Link to FM Resources on the NOFA-VT page:https://nofavt.org/programs/farm-consumer-0/farmers-markets
Dar W - FMC (she/her)
01:12:17
Do you also record how many vendors reported sales versus those that didn’t?
Dar W - FMC (she/her)
01:16:00
That would be better Cindy.
Dar W - FMC (she/her)
01:16:11
To assign them a number that is consistent
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:19:14
For vendor sales reporting, I have a few vendors that feel very strongly about reporting anonymously (currently, I’m the only one that can see each vendor’s reports), but the board is looking at changing the rules so they can see each vendor’s numbers - it would be useful for them in comparing vendors within categories. Does anyone else get push back from vendors wanting to report anonymously?
Cindy, Champlain Islands FM
01:28:00
Our vendors have an assigned number they use to report. They sign an agreement to report. We have very good compliance. They have learned to trust that we report only aggregate data.
Dar W - FMC (she/her)
01:29:39
Yes having agreement that the market signs how they will release proper aggregate data (and defining the percentage of vendors that aggregate means) and will not release individual data
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:29:49
Yes - we have the option of assigning numbers as well, but the board would like to compare vendor to vendor, as I’m able to do….I’m wondering if there’s any reason to keep it anonymous
Dar W - FMC (she/her)
01:30:47
I’d ask what the board’s purpose of comparing vendor to vendor?
Dar W - FMC (she/her)
01:33:04
Good point Sherry.
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:35:33
Great - thanks, ladies!
Dar W - FMC (she/her)
01:38:16
Ima head out. Y’all are wonderful. Whatever we can do to help at FMC, ask. These pages may be helpful: https://farmersmarketmetrics.guide/resources/ and https://farmersmarketcoalition.org/farmers-market-metrics-training/free-collection-resources/
Ehrin, Chelsea FM Manager
01:42:35
Maybe I missed this, but where can I learn more about the incentive to track pricing?
Ehrin, Chelsea FM Manager
01:43:47
great - thank you Alissa!
Keri, Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier
01:44:04
Alissa - I have our 2020 sales data compiled finally - shall I send it over to you?
Alissa Matthews, VAAFM
01:46:01
Anyone can send any individual questions to me at Alissa.Matthews@Vermont.gov
Ehrin, Chelsea FM Manager
01:48:57
Thank you!!