Category Archives: 93 Marketing / Business

Why We Are Leaving Bellingham Farmers Market on June 30

The story behind the groundless demands by the Bellingham Farmers Market Board for Brookfield Farm to remove over 50% of our established products, which have been selling at the market for over a year. This makes the market economically unviable for us, and we are leaving it on June 30. Continue reading

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Dressing for Winter Markets

Layers & natural fibers : the way I keep warm at long winter markets. Continue reading

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Year End Inventory – A “Joy” of Beekeeping

Year-end inventory and bookkeeping – a necessary but dull endeavor Continue reading

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Why I Keep Bees and Sell Honey (there are easier ways to make a living)

Why Beekeeper Bean keeps bees and sells honey. Why I do what I do is the foundation of our marketing, sales, beekeeping, and happy lives. Continue reading

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Raw Honey infused Organic Vinegar: Suddenly We’re Fashionable

The shock of finding that our Raw Honey infused Organic Vinegars are on the cutting edge of mixology. We are seldom hip. What our vinegars are like, how they came to be, what one can do with them: drinking vinegars and so much more, and a brief history of drinking vinegars. Continue reading

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Of Barcodes And Bees : How To Get Barcodes

The many ways to get barcodes onto your products: leasing, buying, software, services. Everything I learned when I said those fraught words to myself “I need to get a barcode” Continue reading

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Of Budgets, Business Plans, and Bees

A very brief overview of the “joys” of and reasons for creating a business plan and doing budgets at Brookfield Farm Bees And Honey, Maple Falls, Washington Continue reading

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Selling At Farmers’ Markets – A Few Necessities

A few necessities that we at Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, WA, have found to be vital to successful selling at Farmers’ Markets. From foot-traffic to internet links. Continue reading

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