2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Great Labels Help Sell Farm Produce
Stu McCarty and Lynn Thor of
Grower's Discount Labels cater mainly to farmers who direct market frozen meat products, eggs, vegetables, honey, cheese, preserves, baked goods, salsas or body care products.
"We offer a design and production service for all kinds of durable labels that can be applied to all types of surfaces," Stu says. "We have customers from Maine to California and from Oregon to Georgia. Our office is in Tunnel, New York, and the factory is centrally located in the Midwest. Production time is three to six days and shipping is free."
The couple has been in the printing business since the mid 60's and began supplying labels to growers in the early æ90's. They focus on customer satisfaction and personal service.
"We relish the challenge of transforming all the information a producer gives us into a label that will talk to the consumer when the producer can't be there to tell his story. We can measure our customer's success by the re-orders that we receive as products are being sold," Lynn says. "One of the requirements of most poultry producers is that the label will stick to a poly bag that will be frozen. Our freezer adhesive has the wide temperature range to work under these conditions and our pricing is very reasonable compared to other sources we have checked."
Labels are available for use on waxed boxes, plastic bags, clamshells, glass, plastic jugs and direct contact application.
The couple also produce their own vegetables and eggs and buy whatever food they cannot produce themselves from local farms so they feel they have a good understanding of challenges faced by small farmers.
"We want to do all we can to help small-scale agriculture flourish," Lynn says.
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Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Grower's Discount Labels, Stu McCarty and Lynn Thor, P.O. Box 70,
Tunnel, N.Y. 13848 (ph 800 693-1572 or 607 693-1572; fax 607 693-4415; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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