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Title:
The farm to market handbook : how to create a profitable business from your small farm
Author:
Hurst, Janet.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Voyageur Press, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
The Farm Market Handbook covers the true grit of small farming: where the money comes from. If your sweet corn is tall, your breed of chickens is beautiful, and your half-dozen goats give delicious milk, that's wonderful, but it's only half the battle. What you really need to know - if you want to live and work on the farm - is how to create a successful and sustainable business. Written by a farmer who teaches other farmers how to market their products, the Farm to Market Handbook combines a deep knowledge of the farming life and farmers; markets with hard-won experience turning farm products into a living wage. And author Janet Hurst goes beyond farmers' markets - she explains how to sell your produce to schools, restaurants, and other venues. You'll also read firsthand accounts from producers across the country on how they built a thriving business.--COVER.
Language:
English
Contents:
Elements of marketing -- Your marketing plan -- Is this your market? -- Four successful farmers' markets -- Starting a farmers' market -- Other places to sell your produce -- Other sources of income -- Getting to know your customers -- Organic certification -- Food safety -- The brass tacks of doing business.
ISBN:
9780760346600
UPC:
752748346604
Format :
Book