More Metrics Updates!
We have some more exciting Metrics updates we would like to highlight and share with you all.
There are FOUR new widgets:
1- WIC FMNP Sales: This metric is calculated from the data entered in “WIC FMNP Sales” in the Market Day Data.
2- Senior FMNP Sales: This metric is calculated from the data entered in “Senior FMNP Sales” in the Market Day Data.
3- BIPOC-owned Businesses: This metrics is calculated from the data entered in the vendor profile.
4- Market Models Offered: We’re calling this the “Covid-19 widget” to showcase the adaptability markets are offering to keep their communities safe and healthy. This metric is calculated from the question “Which of the following services did your market offer on this market day?” in the Market Day Data. The options are: Pre-ordering (From individual vendors), Pre-packed market boxes (A market aggregate), and Curbside or drive-thru. If your market selected one of these options for any market day during the date range of your widget report, it will appear in this widget. That means, it could show you offered one, two, or all three of these market model options.
Market Survey Toggle On/Off:
We understand that the online survey entry link can be cumbersome if there are a bunch of markets to choose from in the drop-down (see below)
To make it clearer and simpler, you can now choose which markets you want to show up in that list. Do that by:
1- Click ‘Markets’ in the left menu bar
2- In the “Show in Online Survey” Column, click “On” or “Off” accordingly for which markets you would like to be visible in your online survey link.
Posted on August 11, 2020
Hello Metrics Community,
I’d like to share a few useful Metrics updates and bug fixes with you all.
Vendors now have mobile access to their Metrics accounts. Vendors can log in, update their profiles, and add sales reports through mobile devices.
We’ve heard from several users having challenges with resetting lost passwords. Reset password emails now come from farmersmarketmetrics@creativesciencelabs. This email address may still get filtered to your spam folder. You can add this address to your contacts or simply check your spam folder when resetting your password. This information has also been added to the FAQ page of the Metrics site, so you can easily share this information with your vendors or other Metrics users you work with.
Market Data Exports now include the Visitor Survey ID # and the Notes fields within the “T&S Visitor Survey” tab. See the attached screenshots for reference and steps.
We anticipate some more updates soon, so stay tuned. (And, I think they’re some interesting and exiting ones!)
Get Ready for National Farmers Market Week
Posted on July 30, 2020
Hello Metrics community,
With the week of August 2-8 just around the corner, we are fast approaching National Farmers Market Week (NFMW).
NFMW is an optimal time to trumpet your market’s impact and share your market’s story. We hope that all of our Metrics users are planning to maximize the use of your reports and widgets during next week. For a quick refresher on using the Widget Reports, visit this page in the Metrics Site User Manual.
For some inspiration from your fellow farmers markets across the country, check out the Metrics in Action page. And don’t forget to send us your reports so we can add them to the page and share how you’re showcasing your market’s impact.
Check out what the Virginia Farmers Market Association is doing this year to celebrate with their fantastic theme, “Farmers Markets Are Local Food Superheroes.”
You can download the complete 2020 National Farmers Market Week toolkit by clicking here. There are lots of valuable resources in the toolkit. I especially love this page – the 2020 Farmers Market Talking Points – for some interesting pieces of data that you can use to highlight the benefit of farmers markets.
Don’t forget to use hashtags #farmersmarketweek, #lovemymarket, #farmersmarketsareessential and tag @fmc.org to any social media posts you release in support of NFMW.
We’d love to hear your plans on how you’ll use your data during NFMW. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to share them with us, and we wish you all a vibrant and impactful National Farmers Market Week!