Saturday, December 12, 2009

Clothing: Skirts and Bottoms

Vintage Handmade Cotton Banjara Skirts now available from the state of Rajasthan in Western India.

Authentic and used. May have some stains or minor rips. Mirrors may be cracked or missing.

A dramatic conversational ethnic piece of art.

Skirts and Bottoms

Pet Supplies: Anti Bark Collar

New painless anti-bark collar now available on Pet Collars page.

A microphone on the collar senses barking and triggers a citronella spray mist that quickly and painlessly distracts the dog from whatever it is barking at.

Holidays: Our Lady of Guadalupe Day

Today is Our Lady of Guadalupe Day

Mexico's largest and most important religious holiday, Our Lady of Guadalupe Day is observed annually on December 12.

Many Mexicans make a pilgrimage on this day to the chapel on Tepayac Hill in Mexico City, where the mother of Jesus is said to have appeared before an Indian peasant named Juan Diego from December 9, 1531 through December 12, 1531.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Curry & Mango Mustard from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Curry & Mango Mustard now available from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The spice of Indian Curry blended with sweet tropical mango goes well with chicken or fish. Also a fine sandwich spread.

Ingredients: Mustard (mustard seed, water, vinegar, salt), Mango, Cane Sugar, Curry Powder, Key Lime Juice, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cayenne and Natural Mango Flavor.

Market Traffic Report

On Wednesday, December 8 there were 3010 unique visitors at Farmer's Market Online making 15404 individual page hits.

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Carnivorous Plants: Seeking Vendors

In Plants & Seeds
Currently seeking growers of Carnivorous Plants for listings on Buy Direct Directory and Booth space in the market.

Booths leased for 5-month or 12-month terms. Listings are for 12 months. All page construction and change orders included. No commissions. No sales reports.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

In Review: The Raw Milk Revolution

The Raw Milk Revolution
Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights
by David E. Gumpert

Expose of government's tough and occasionally brutal intimidation tactics against small dairies producing raw milk, questioning regulators' claims that raw milk poses a public health threat.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Selling Points: Diners Spend More Without $$$

Diners in "upscale casual" restaurants spend an average of 8 percent more ($5.55) when the menu does not use dollar signs, reports a Cornell study published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management.

"Changing the menu typography is like picking the low-hanging fruit," says doctoral student Sybil Yang, who co-authored the study with Sheryl E. Kimes, professor of operations management at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, and Mauro Sessarego of the Culinaty Institute of America. "The yield may not be large, but it is easy to do, and there is very little downside to form a typographical strategy for the menu."

However, the researchers found no difference in spending when the prices were listed as numerals with dollar signs or were spelled out.

One possible reason why diners spend less when the word "dollars" or the dollar sign is used is that "references to dollars, in words or symbol, reminds people of the 'pain of paying,'" said Kimes.

The researchers based their conclusions on a study of 201 diners at a café at the Culinary Institute of America. Diners were randomly given one of the three menus, on which prices were written as numerals with the dollar sign; as numerals without the dollar sign; or spelled out. For example, the price was listed either as 20, $20 or twenty dollars.

Copies of the complete study are available from the Center for Hospitality Research.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Market Traffic Report

On Wednesday, December 2 there were 3071 unique visitors at Farmer's Market Online making 16499 individual page hits.

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