Imagine if you could learn what it takes to start-up, market and manage a successful organic market garden, even on a very small property.
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And it's a great business. Even though many 'experts' are saying the small farm is D-E-A-D, you can have a thriving organic market garden, growing and selling wonderful fresh vegetables for appreciative customers, on your small farm, or mini farm, or micro farm (or even a big back yard).
Here's the truth; despite the 'economy', or the recession, or any other factor, people still need to eat!
So market gardening is a great business. And you can start on a small piece of property, or in a big back yard, or even (and you may not believe this) if you don't own any property at all!
But . . . to be successful, you need to start with the right information. This can make the difference between a thriving business and painful failure.
That's why I wrote the Free Market Gardening Guide. If you'd like to own your own successful market garden, growing great fresh natural food that is in high demand and turn your passion for gardening into income, then READ ON!
First, 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!
OK, 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:
So, with all those similarities, you would think we had similar success as well. Well, this may surprise you but:
- sales from our first garden were about $9000;
- her 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:
OK, I can hear your objections to that:
And, sad to say, people may 'beat a path' to your door, but they probably have to drive past farmer's markets and a lot of other growers to get there!
You have to let people know you have a superior product, if you want them to buy it ; you do that through marketing. And, if you are growing great vegetables, you should be proud to tell 'em!
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!)
So, marketing is a key aspect of market gardening (My Free Market Gardening Guide explains this in detail).
But you also need a couple of other tricks in your kit; you need to know how to plan your business - i.e. set goals, estimate income and expenses; and how to manage your garden for success.
Again, this can be easy or hard, depending on the information you start with. But enough teasing, find out more by getting your Free Organic Market Gardening Start-Up Guide.
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And, if you are really keen on launching your own successful organic market garden, my Bootstrap Market Gardening Book is now on sale.