[NAFEX] Selling fruit
hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Thu May 29 11:31:39 EDT 2008
We have tried both retail and wholesale with our fruits. Set up a table
beside the road before the local farmer's market opened. Farmer's market
was an enormous help. Regularity is crucial even at the market, but we have
been able to introduce people to hardy kiwi, and autumn olives, as well as
native persimmons, pawpaws, Chinese melon tree and other unusual fruits thru
the market. It's the personal touch that is important, and we have little
printed pieces of paper that tell how to use the unusual.
We tried wholesale but don't reall produce enough to supply - and I
especially enjoy the direct sale to consumers who will come back next week
and tell me how good (usually!) the fruit was.
Pick your own works well with blueberries for us, as the Amish come
once a week during the peak season and finish off rows that you pick people
only half finish. We don't allow you pick on raspberries or blackberries
because of potential damage to the plants from careless pickers. We pick
all the larger fruits.
Hector Black, zone 6 middle TN
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe and Ellen Hecksel" <jhecksel at voyager.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Selling fruit
> > That leaves wholesale. No
>> normal grocery store would want to deal with 85 kinds of apples...
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