Jeff Ishee farmsted at
Tue Jun 20 08:03:34 EDT 2000


  I know this is an extremely busy time of the year for you, but you might 
want to check this out.
  We've recently added a very useful link to our farmers' marketing web 
site concerning the economics of vegetable production:

1. go to the web site at 
2. click on "Farmers' Market Production & Management"
3. In the right hand column, click on "Vegetable Production Budgets"

  On another note, it's time once again to post another poll question to 
our market farming community. If you have a suggestion, just let us know.

  Farm update:
- Andy Lee is off on a ten day tour of market farms in several states. A 
new book is in the works on "enterprise farming"!
- Our two apprentices (Annabel from Ontario and Manal from California) have 
been godsends this spring. We currently have one apprentice cabin vacant if 
you know of anyone that would like to join us here in the Shenandoah Valley 
of Virginia.
- Business at farmers' market has been brisk this season. Just can't seem 
to produce enough chickens to satisfy the demand.
- Jeff is still working on his next book, tentatively entitled "Great Ideas 
for Farmers' Market Success."

Best regards,
Jeff Ishee
Farm Manager, Living Earth Organic Farm
1702 Mountain View Rd.
Buena Vista, VA 24416
info at

*NOTE* Andy Lee and Pat Foreman's farm name has now changed from "Good 
Earth Organic Farm" to "Living Earth Organic Farm". The Good Earth Tea 
Company claimed we were "latching onto their successful name and was 
threatening to sue us if we didn't change names immediately.

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