How to Sell More (by specializing in something) – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 13

[gap size=”75px”] Think about an established farmers market with an established customer base. Everyone shopping at that market has their preferred vendors. They buy lettuce from this guy and they buy tomatoes from that girl week after week. They don’t switch it up. If you then enter that market as a new vendor, how do…

Farmers Markets, Farm Tours, On Farm Sales – Are they worth it? – The Steps and the Process – Grass Fed Life – Episode 13

  [gap size=”75px”] Many farmers like Darby work at least 60 hours per week – that’s 7 days a week, from May through September. That’s a lot of hours. It’s much higher average workload during that time specific time frame than your average American. But we can’t just focus on those numbers, because there’s more…

17 Things You Need (or Don’t Need) When You Start Farming – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 12

[gap size=”75px”] Today we will be looking at 17 different things that you think you might need or might need when you start your business. Even though we will be looking at each of the items on this list through the lens of someone in their first 6 months of farming, this information extends to…

Real World Farm Start-Up: Making it Happen by Doing What You Have to Do, Whether You Want to Do It or Not with Seth Stallings (PVP129)

[gap size=”50px”] Today’s story is about someone on a journey to become a farmer. It’s a great story, but it’s not the typical story that we hear about in today’s world. The world today loves the magazine headline of the successful person that seemingly got there overnight. Today we’ll zoom in on that overnight success…

How to Tell Your Story Clearly and Effectively at Farmers Markets – Grass Fed Life – Episode 11

  [gap size=”75px”] How do you communicate your message, the one that your customers want to hear, at a farmers market? Two ways: when you tell a customer face to face and with signage that you display. But not just any signs. As David Ogilvy said, advertising isn’t art, it’s there to sell product. Given…

Farming For More Than Dollars – A Look at The Multiple Forms of Income from Farming – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 10

[gap size=”75px”] Most people don’t get into farming to get rich. Does that mean that you can’t get rich farming, no it doesn’t. But if you only motivation to farm is to get rich, then you better buckle up because you have rocky road ahead. Because when it comes to amassing monetary riches the road…

How to Raise Pigs Regeneratively in the Woods – Part 3 – Selling Pork and Balancing Demand – Grass Fed Life – Episode 10

  [gap size=”75px”] Over the last few episodes we have talked about raising pork. Today we will be shifting that conversation over to cover what do you do with that pig once it has been raised. The obvious answer is you take it to a butcher who processes it down into various cuts. But this…

How to Sell More Vegetables – Options Beyond The Farmers Market, Restaurants, and CSA – The Urban Farmer – Season 2 – Week 9

[gap size=”75px”] When you start out farming one of the things that you need to figure out ahead of time is how are you sell all of the product that you sell. There’s no use growing it, if you can’t sell it. Traditionally for vegetable farmers the common methods of distribution for farm product is…