As an occasional farmer/gardener, chef, and passionate local food advocate, I started Wheatberry in large part out of my desire to be of use to the agricultural community I so deeply admire and respect. In an effort to maximize my accessibility to a sector that operates on a slim budget, I offer flexible payment plans. When embarking on a project together, we can customize the best payment method to fit both of our needs. Options include but are not limited to:
Particularly if I design for a value added product (e.g. a label for a line of jams or a new cheese), after a small initial deposit, I will take a set percentage of sales, paid quarterly, until the project is paid off.
I will gladly accept a farm share in exchange for design work from one farmer each season!
Let’s talk. You just may have a resource or service, farm-related or otherwise, that I have been seeking.
From time to time, depending on budget needs, I am able to accept clients through Hour Exchange Portland.
Often, business owners go to a designer for a logo, then order business cards from an online service, then order a sign from a local screenprinter . . . and on and on. I understand that not only are farmers unable to set aside a large amount of money for marketing, they also cannot afford the time it takes to create a brand identity. Service fees also add up as you jump from vendor to vendor. I can act as a one-stop-shop, designing your image and ordering any of the necessary items (signs, business cards, tents, fliers, etc.) you want printed at a competitive rate.
A combination of any of the above in combination with some cash fees, depending on individual circumstances.
Plus, a freebie!
Every project comes with a free sheet of stickers containing your logo! Why, you ask? Well, my original idea was to provide a free travel mug with your logo. I pictured satisfied farmers walking around Common Ground Fair and braving the early mornings at farmer’s markets touting their mugs and getting themselves a free bit of advertising. But minimum order requirements are such that I would have to offer you 50 free mugs, which I could not afford, nor can I imagine you would want. Also, I do not like to waste resources. Almost everyone already has a favorite travel mug: slap a sticker on it, and voila, portable, caffeinated promotion! Use the rest to stick on your value added products, your receipts, your bumper, your forehead. . . And if you don’t have a favorite travel mug, I will provide you with a free blank one to go with your stickers!
I am open to feedback about other ways I can best serve agriculturalists!