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Market Farming Success: The Business of Growing and Selling Local Food, 2nd Editon Kindle Edition
An insider's guide to market gardening and farming for those in the business of growing and selling food, flowers, herbs, or plants.
Market Farming Success identifies the key areas that usually trip up beginners—and shows how to avoid those obstacles. This book will help the aspiring or beginning farmer advance quickly and confidently through the inevitable learning curve of starting a new business.
Written by the editor of Growing for Market, a respected trade journal for market farmers, Market Farming Success condenses decades of growing experience from every part of the United States and Canada. It focuses on the factors that are common to market gardeners everywhere and offers professional advice that includes:
• How much you'll need to spend to start a market farming business;
• How much you can expect to earn;
• Which crops bring in the most money—and whether you should grow them;
• The essential tools and equipment you will need;
• The best places to sell your products;
• How to keep records to maximize profits and minimize taxes;
• Tricks of the trade that will make you more efficient in the greenhouse, field, and market.
This new Chelsea Green edition of a 2006 classic is greatly updated and expanded, and includes full-color photos, charts, and graphs, plus many inspiring and instructive profiles of successful market-farming pioneers.
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'We succeed at working this good land by having the savvy to sell what we grow. No one offers better insights to do just that than Lynn Byczynski. The marketing side of growing food needs attention as much as soil prep. Market Farming Success doesn't miss a beat when it comes to launching your hopes onto the local food scene.ï¿½?--Michael Phillips, owner, Heartsong Farm and author of The Apple Grower
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Lynn Byczynski is publisher and editor of a monthly news letter Growing for Market. She also operates Wild Onion Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, where she resides with her husband and two children. For more information, please visit the website of Growing for Market at www.growingformarket.com--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00DJBAFCK
- Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing; Revised, Expanded ed. edition (15 October 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 15368 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 385 pages
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Thanks Mrs Byczynski.
Here's a couple of things I learned:
1. Instead of trying to just blindly sell all that you can and hope you make a profit, figure out how much profit you (realistically!) want to make. So if you need to make $10,000 profit, realize that you'll need to sell about twice that to cover your costs... so you need to bring in $20,000. Then, determine how many lbs of tomatoes, or heads of lettuce, etc., that you'll need to sell to get make that. And then you'll know how many plants you need to start with. That makes a lot of sense, but I had never thought of it that way.
2. Some very helpful tips about selling at a Farmer's Market. Using lots of color, making sure it looks like you have an abundance of product (rather than keeping most out of site and putting out a little as needed). Making sure your pricing is clear - I, too, can't stand it when the prices aren't clear, I usually just pass. And be distinctive with your product - instead of selling plain ole green beans, sell "Blue Lake Green Beans". And raise up the surface to a slight slant, so that the produce shows clearly.
3. Concerning the IRS. I had no idea the difference between a Hobby Farm and a business. You need to make sure you are keeping very careful, detailed records in case the IRS tries to call you a hobby farm.
And there's lots more good info in there.