Public Service Campaign Features Emery Farm
If you think you saw your favorite farmer while channel surfing this summer, you probably did. Trent was featured in a public service announcement promoting online farmers markets that ran on several stations throughout the state.
Online farmers markets are a growing trend in Maine and throughout the country, offering people a convenient option for getting local produce without having to attend a regularly scheduled farmers market. Online markets allows for shopping-cart style browsing on a web site, followed by delivery to a central location for pick-up. Trent’s produce is featured locally through the Maranacook Local Food Buying Club.
The campaign was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by Western Mountains Alliance, which contracted Wayne company DG Media Arts to produce the spot. The effort also various featured rack cards with portraits of Trent (‘collect ‘em all!’) promoting local online markets and buying clubs. Trent reports that several people stopped him during his summer travels with, “Hey, didn’t I see you on TV?” No word on how many autograph seekers…
For more information or to find an online option in your area, visit GetRealMaine.com.