How to get great products for your FarmRaiser
In some locations, there are dozens of FarmRaiser producer partners with a complete range of healthy, local products for your fundraising sale. In others . . . maybe not so much. To see which businesses are active in your state, visit our producer-partner directory here
. If you don’t find the farmer or artisan whose products you’d like to sell in your fundraiser, you can send us an email
with their name and contact information, and we will reach out — or you can simply write them an email, using our template below. We’ve found that 9 out of 10 producers will sign up as FarmRaiser partners once they understand the benefits for them
I’m writing because (organization name) is hosting a FarmRaiser, to raise money for (details on what you’re doing). A FarmRaiser is a new kind of fundraiser where we sell healthy local products through their online farmers market and app — we can sell just about anything that is healthy and locally produced, and we would love to make your (product name (s) available for sale in our FarmRaiser! People in our community love your products because (reasons why they are worth buying), and as a group, we want our money to support local businesses in our community. Learn more about growing your business with FarmRaiser.
This is not a request for donation, but an opportunity to help reinvent the product fundraising industry while gaining customers and supporting your community. If you join the FarmRaiser Partner network, not only will we be able to sell your products in our fundraiser, other schools, bands, teams, and causes in our community will be able to select you as their preferred supplier for their FarmRaiser, which could result in hundreds of new customers for your business. If you have questions, please email FarmRaiser’s Chief Cultivator, Lauren Smith (or call her at 571-279-8873). We’re really excited about being able to fundraise in a way that recognizes and strengthens our local food system and I would love for you to be a part of it.
Copy and paste it into your email program, customize it and make it yours . .. or simply call the the business and explain, many will sign up while you are on the phone. Once a business has signed up, they will receive our complete guide to adding products, merchandising, and selling on the FarmRaiser platform, and you will be able to start your healthy fundraiser with your dream products.
Japhet is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at FarmRaiser.He believes in the power of good food and good business to change the world.
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