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Simple Smart Marketing For Your Market Garden

Every small business needs customers; this includes small farm businesses like your market garden. Customers come from marketing. Here are some simple, smart ways to market your market garden or other farm business to keep that flow of customers coming.Here's what we'll be covering:1. Make your business cards say 'open for business'2. Take a flyer on this3. Sign your e-mails for maximum effect4. Build a web-site that works1. Make your business cards say 'open for business'Business cards are just about the easiest and cheapest marketing tool you will find. But you want your card to be effective in getting the word out about your farm business. Here's a few tips for a good business card:- Go with a color theme and logo appropriate for your business. Color cards are no longer expensive, and many print shops can make you up a logo from stock images if you don't have one. This is a nice design touch that makes your card stand out.- Put your 'unique selling proposition' (USP) or slogan on your card. My cards have ...

 


5 Frequently Asked Questions About Raising Chickens For Meat

Many new farmers and small land-owners would like to raise chickens, but are unsure how to get started. Here are answers to common questions about raising chickens for meat, based on our 8 years of experience on our small farm.Question #1: Where do I find day-old chicks?The first place to start the search for a source of day-old chicks is with your friends and neighbours that have raised or are raising meat birds. If you don't know anyone raising chickens, check with your local feed store. They will probably have sources, and often act as agents for hatcheries. Finally, you can locate hatcheries om the internet.Question #2: What kind of chicks should I buy? I strongly recommend you buy the meat bird type that is commonly raised in your area. This is usually some type of Cornish cross e.g. rock-Cornish. Don't buy dual-purpose birds for meat, or the 'alternate' meat birds some hatcheries offer. These other birds will not grow as fast or as large as a true meat bird.Question #3: How do i care for the baby chicks...

 


Make Money from Your Garden with a CSA

First, what is community supported agriculture? The simplest way to explain this might be to consider CSA as 'subscription farming'. In other words, a group of people agree to pay the gardener for a season's worth of fresh produce, often paying in advance for the season. The gardener then grows the veggies for the group.So rather than growing for just anybody, the CSA market gardener has a select clientele she that she provides with fresh delicious goodies from her garden.Why is this a great business?There are many advantages to this business; it's a good model for the gardener because she has a guaranteed market for her produce. It's good for the customers because they are getting a share of fresh, locally-grown veggies from a known source.And there are very specific business advantages as well.Business advantage 1: Customers are 'locked-in'.This is a great advantage for the CSA market gardener. Once you have 'signed up' your customers, they are yours for the season! You don't have to worry about losing sale...

 


Cover Your Mowers - You’ll Thank Yourself Later

The great outdoors is a wonderful place to be - but it's not wonderful for yard tools. Without protection from the rain, yard tools, including lawn mowers, will eventually show the wear and tear of being kept outside. You put a lot of care into your lawn mower, so you don't want the lifespan of your mower to get shortened just because you keep it stored outside. What happens when a lawn mower is stored outside is that it's at the mercy of whatever weather occurs in your area. While it's true that a mower sitting out in the rain once probably isn't going to cause lasting damage, repeated exposure to the elements can cause rust, and can also result in scratches and dents against the frame of your mower from debris being blown against it during a storm. You don't want to pay for a reliable lawn mower only to have the weather mess it up - or worse, render it unusable. To protect your lawn mower, you'll want to get a Push Mower cover or Self Propelled Lawn Mower cover. The cover keeps the investment you sp...

 




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