Geocaching….lead me to your eggs
Think about all the technology that has evolved over your lifetime. I really enjoy my GPS when driving to areas I don’t know. Understanding the limitations of the model I purchased, I have not turned down any railroad tracks at the “Turn right!” command, and sometimes, when I plan to visit a farm, the owner will warn me that the GPS does not work right to locate their driveway.
First, you can help people find you by identifying your GPS location and adding that to any offered directions to your farm. And, with only a couple of hours of your time, not only will the GPS be able to lead people to your farmyard, but you can make visiting your farm and having more people buy your farm product a passive marketing aspect for your business.
GEOCACHING is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. The traditional cache is a weatherproof container with a log book or logsheet. Larger containers generally include items for trade. “Nano” or “micro” caches are tiny containers that only hold a logsheet. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page provide the geocache’s exact location.
This is a growing sport which started in 2000. In West Virginia there are 4774 geocaches currently registered. Currently there are over 5 million geocachers worldwide with over 1,700,000 cache locations! I plugged in my zip code and was amazed to discover there are over 20 located within a few blocks of my home in Huntington! Instructions are easy on how to set up a cache location.
Two more things to consider:
1. Remember to have a sign about products available for purchase and