[Homestead] Produce auctions
wce1482 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 9 15:07:57 EST 2008
We sell through farmer's markets from May to October and the ones we go to are very strict about where the product comes from. They can even check your farm out to see if you are really growing what you sell.
--- On Sun, 11/9/08, Rob <becida at comcast.net> wrote:
From: Rob <becida at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Homestead] Produce auctions
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 12:19 PM
Sometimes I guess you have to look at what works.... How far is the
auction from you?
becida at comcast.net
At 11/9/2008 09:31 AM,Lynn Wigglesworth wrote:
>The difference between a produce auction and a Farmers' Market is that
>produce auctions usually allow produce from other areas or countries. Many
>Farmers' Markets today require the produce to be locally grown.
>We have one farmer who runs a farm stand, but brings in a lot of produce
>from the auction. He used to sell at the local Farmers' Market, but his
>told people that they grow their own produce....yeah, like bags of oranges
>and watermelons in May. They kicked him out of the Farmers' Market, but
>set up his own stand and does great business.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rob" <becida at comcast.net>
>To: <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2008 1:26 AM
>Subject: [Homestead] Produce auctions
> >I was looking at http://userpages.bright.net/~fwo/index.html and saw
> > that he had a newer web site so I went and took a look
> > http://www.brightdsl.net/~fwo/ . This web site has talk about produce
> > auctions. I'd never thought of produce auctions before and now
> > heard of them.
> > There is a listing of 55 known produce auctions in IL, IN, IA, KY,
> > MD, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, VA and Ontario. It's an
> > site and is maybe worth a visit.
> > Rob
> > becida at comcast.net
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