weterman
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Where would a guy sell fruits/vegies?

I'm wondering where I could sell some potatoes or cucumbers. Anyone know?

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Re: Where would a guy sell fruits/vegies?

Do you have a local farmer's mart? I have sold eggs and produce to co-workers as well.

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Re: Where would a guy sell fruits/vegies?

ccar2000 wrote:Do you have a local farmer's mart? I have sold eggs and produce to co-workers as well.
I think maybe. is it like a flea market, or do I sell my potatoes to the company?

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Re: Where would a guy sell fruits/vegies?

I sell at a farmers' market and, no, flea markets are similar but the products do not mix very well with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Right now, the season is really winding down here. I've had a good year growing pumpkins and knew that they would carry us into October along with my wife's arrangements of dry flowers and such. (Frosts began well back in September.)

I've reached a point where I'd like to sell the pumpkins and call it a season. There are other farmers' markets here besides the one where we have attended for well over a decade. It wasn't just me who had a good pumpkin year. Push myself & product in where others have been attending every marketday all season? Might not even be possible. Applications may no longer be even accepted - market management has to keep their other vendors happy.

I have tried to use as much foresight as possible about production and have something to sell from the 1st to the last. That saves us a space at the market and builds a regular customer base. Just to jump in once or twice during the season isn't likely to work well at all. My advice -- find a wide place on a well-traveled road and do your best to make it an attractive place to stop. Don't give the stuff away unless it is to charity. And, don't forget: a compost pile is always hungry and you are feeding the soil organisms that make your ground fertile for next year.

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Re: Where would a guy sell fruits/vegies?

I knew someone who sold his organic home grown veggies and eggs direct to restaurants that advertised themselves as natural, organic, sutainable or farm to table. There are many around. If your veggies are organic then that'll make it easier to sell direct to high quality restaurants.

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Re: Where would a guy sell fruits/vegies?

webmaster wrote:I knew someone who sold his organic home grown veggies and eggs direct to restaurants that advertised themselves as natural, organic, sutainable or farm to table. There are many around. If your veggies are organic then that'll make it easier to sell direct to high quality restaurants.

but "Organic" is a certification process. Be careful with your wording.

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Re: Where would a guy sell fruits/vegies?

^true.

depends on the place though: our local food co-op will buy locally grown produce, provided that it's organically grown, regardless of certification. if people ask, they'll say it may not be certified, but was grown locally and organically. organic certification is a particular thing, but people understand (generally) that the practices can be followed without getting certification, especially since certification can be expensive for small farmers.



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