Looking for Advertising options on Pickyourown.org in 2017? Scroll down this page and follow the links.
And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make
jam, salsa or pickles, see this
page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving
directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above.
If you have questions or feedback, please let me know!
Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are
going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep
South. Blackberries, figs, and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are
going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the
southeast. Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the
farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children:
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
We also have
home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong, please
Advertising options on Pickyourown.org
LocalFarmMarkets.org, CornMazesAndMore.org, WineryTastingsAndTours.org,
I always provide free basic
listing for farms to encourage every farm to get listed here! The goal
is to provide a comprehensive, accurate and current resource for consumers to
find farms, orchards, ranches and to support the small farmer and small
businesperson! Those listings are who-what-where-when-how much information;
factual and to the point.
Of course, it does cost money to run the website, and there are
ways to get even more visibility for your farm that I cannot provide for free
because they increase my costs. You may wish to build more business with larger
listings, photos, graphics, banners and other advertising! Our rates have not
increased in years!
Special for 2017: ads on our new
wwww.CornMazesAndMore.org website are at a greatly reduced rate:
(options 2,and 4 below) will be only $75 for 12 months and option 3
is $125 if placed before October 1, 2017.
The paid advertisements for farms on the website come in four
- Adding photos to your listing - Photos tremendously
improve the visibility of your listing! If you'd like to add photos
and/or logos to your
listing you need only email them to me and I'll resize them to fit the page
and listing (typically about 120 px by 90 px). Starting
2017, 1 photos per listing are now FREE!
We feel strongly that photos help draw customers both to your farm or
event and to our website, so we want to encourage that. Just email the
photos (along with your farm name, state and county to
The cost for
additional photos is $50/year for up to 3 more larger photos (uo to
300 px by 300 px) on a listing. If you haven't got digital
versions of your photos you can mail me a paper copy and I'll scan them at
no additional charge.
- Top of the county listings Banner Advertising - Starts at $150
per year, per page (some very popular pages are more). A leaderboard (600 px
90 px high - which works on most platforms) banner ad listing at the top of the county where your farm is listed
right below the county name. The ad may have a logo, image or photos (up to
2 photos and/or logos, each 120 px wide by 90 px high), links,
a border and colors! Blinking and pop-ups are prohibited, as are ads for
content that is inappropriate for a family, small children, etc. This
option is ideal for farms, events, manufacturers, distributors and sellers
of products and services that are appropriate for an diverse family audience
that represents a wide cross-section of the population. You can make your
own banner, or if something simple works for you, I can make one at no cost
to you. 600 px by 90 px is recommended as it works on both pcs and
most 10" or larger tablets and laptops, but 800 by 140 works on most
visitor's pc's. I would stay with 600 px by 90 px or 600 by 140)
- Top of the page listings Banner Advertising - Starts at $250 per
year, per page (some very popular pages are more). A leaderboard (600 px
90 px high)
banner ad listing at the top of the listings, right below the listing header
you will see on each page (such as, below: "U-Pick Farms and Orchards,
sorted by county", "Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More, by
County", etc.) . It may have a logo, image or photos (up to 2 photos and/or
logos, each 120 px wide by 90 px high), links, a border and
colors! Blinking and pop-ups are prohibited, as are ads for content that is
inappropriate for a family, small children, etc. This option is ideal for
farms, events, manufacturers, distributors and sellers of products and
services that are appropriate for an diverse family audience that represents
a wide cross-section of the population.. You can make your own banner, or if
something simple works for you, I can make one at not cost to you. 600
px by 90 px is recommended as it works on both pcs and most 10" or larger
tablets and laptops, but 800 by 140 works on most visitor's pc's. I would
stay with 600 px by 90 px or 600 by 140)
- Featured, expanded listings - $125 per year. A banner-type
(600 px wide x
90 px high) listing on the page that is relevant to the farm (the farm's geographic
area). It may have a logo, image or photos (up to 2 photos and/or logos,
each 120 px wide by 90 px high), a border and colors! The links
to you website are direct, with no banner, ads or anything else. Below is an
example. And for another example, see this page:
http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/VApnorthen.php#listings . And if
you have your own website, we also drop the ad banner frameset across the
tops on links to your website, and give you a direct link!
Farm U-Pick Farm
your own sweet corn, tomatoes, blackberries, apples,
4470 Wesley Chapel Road, Marietta Ga. 30062. Phone: 770-992-1669.
Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables in the Atlanta Georgia area.
Click here for a map. A former county extension agent, Ed
grows crops with natural methods, using
organic pest controls and natural fertilizer (i.e. manure!). Be
sure to visit their
website and the farm!
- Custom Website or dedicated page(s) - Your farm's own web pages
Websites are $275 per year for up to 3
web pages (each up to 100k of text and images), which you can design; or
we can do for you (and no extra cost for 3 simple pages), containing
text, images, links, etc.
Typically, the pages are (click on
the links to see an example):
Of course, if you need additional
pages, we can add them at $25/yr each.
The url (address) would be similar to:
If you'd like your own domain name
(e.g., www.yourfarmname.com ) that
adds $35 /year, or you can obtain it yourself and I'll include it.
A dedicated webpage for your farm
$95/year. One page dedicated to your farm, event or activity, with no other
content, or ads, other than the standard footer with links back to
PickYourOwn. 12 free updates per year.
This is a good option for a farm that just wants a page on the internet,
dedicated to their farm, without popup ads and other junk. Here, you
can put contact information, several photos, a map, directions, seasonal
hours and dates, events, etc. Update it monthly, or as often as you
like (up to 15 times per year, additional updates beyond that are $5 each,
just stop avoid abuse), allowing you to keep it current to the month, season
and events! Send updates and changes via email. This gives you
the advantages of having your own dedicated website, without needing to
learn how to build a website, acquiring domain names, hosting, etc. Your
page has its own url, like
You can even replace that with your own domain name,
www.yourfarmsname.com, for only an additional $15/year. This
is probably not a suitable option for a farm that has constantly changing
information, or is a large, complex operation, or has an owner that is very
fussy and wants a very particular look and feel (those are situations where
the farm should get their own website). I'm not making money at these
rates; this is just to help farms get their own page on the internet, who
could not otherwise afford it or master the technology.
If you are interested in either advertising or webpages, just
write me by clicking on the
How do these advertising costs and benefits compare with other
Here are some examples of the costs of other forms of
advertising, just for printing and distribution, not including creating the
- Yellow Pages: $16/month for a regular one line listing, $110/month for a
1" space ad, $1,346/month for a half page ad; a bold, one-line
- White Pages listing runs $24.50/month.
- Small, local suburban newspaper: $10-$30 per column inch per insertion.
(A column inch is about 2.062" wide and 1" high -- a regular business card
is about 2" by 3.5": $35-$105 each time it appears.) Spot color can add $100
- Large city newspapers: $300 or more for a column inch.
- Business cards: $20-$100, stationery (letterhead and envelopes):
- Brochures can be much more expensive - a simple brochure can cost a few
dollars each time someone requests one to be sent out.
- Total newspaper advertising revenue in 2000 was $49 billion (national
and local advertising) -- $4.2 billion more than broadcast TV. Local Yellow
Pages advertising was $11.1 billion (national Yellow Pages advertising was
Links and compliance with Google's policies:
Paid links will carry the
rel="nofollow" tag, as required by Google
(see this NY Times article about JC Penny (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/business/13search.html
)and Google's policies,
). This does not interfere with sending traffic to your website (it is
behind the scenes and is required by Google)