Growing great veggies is necessary but not sufficient to market gardening success...

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This plan helped me avoid a BIG mistake!

Let me tell you the story of a beginning market gardener's big mistake. . .

I have a good friend and neighbour who started market gardening after I did. In fact, she worked on my farm to learn the business.

She was passionate about growing great organic vegetables, she was a hard worker, and in fact she learned a lot about successfully growing for market.


But . . . she made a mistake her first year that cost her about $5000 in lost sales!


You may find it hard to believe that one mistake could cost so much, but I can verify it is true.

Let me tell you the rest of the story . . .

My friend's first season as a market gardener was a lot like our first season at New Terra Farm:

  • our gardens were about the same size; hers was actually a bit larger than ours (she was eager and ambitious).
  • we have similar soil and growing conditions; our gardens are only about 2 miles apart.
  • we use similar growing techniques; in fact my friend grew many vegetables EXACTLY like we did, because she learned how from us.
  • we grew many of the same kinds of vegetables, using seeds we bought from the same seed houses.
  • my friend worked as hard we we did at our garden, and maybe harder; she was REALLY passionate and excited about her first market garden

So, with all those similarities, you would think we had similar success as well. Well, this may surprise you but:

- In our start-up year, sales from our first garden were about $9000;


- Sales from her first garden were about $4000.

That's a difference of $5000 between two very similar gardens!

Huh! How about that?

How was it possible that we had literally more than TWICE the sales from our garden? Here's how:

Despite being a good grower and a hard worker, my friend the beginning market gardener forgot one thing:

Successful market gardening is just as much about planningmarketing, and management as it is about gardening!

Even if you grow AWESOME veggie, you have to let people know you have a superior product; you do that through marketing. 

And you need to be able to set income goals (planning) and then put the systems in place to achieve those goals (management).

So, to sum it up, we didn't grow any better, or work any harder in our garden to make twice as much money; we just figured out a better way to plan, market and manage our garden, to make sure we got paid better for our work!

Now, here's the good news: you can do what we did, to just about assure the success of your garden. You can find out how we did it in the Free Market Gardening Guide below (of course, you do still have to grow those great veggies!)

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