[Market-farming] Farm Stand Stories, Build it and they will Come?

Lynn Wigglesworth lynnw at ptd.net
Sun Jan 19 16:50:30 EST 2003


At 10:14 PM 1/9/2003 -0600, Rick Williams wrote:
>Misty Ridge Farm is located on a State Highway with moderate traffic levels.
>Many of the locals need to go past here in order to get to the Mississippi
>River for recreation. We have sold from the farm for two years now. But it
>is very rare to get someone to stop by and buy our beef who is just casually
>driving by.

Rick; Do you sell quarter/half cattle or individual cuts? How much trouble
is it to get licensed for selling individual cuts (I know they have to be
USDA butchered, weighed, cryovaced, etc.)? I live on the main route to a
campground popular with the rich and retired...the people with the
Winnebagos that cost more than my farm. I'm thinking there's got to be a
farm stand opportunity here for selling individual cuts of pasture-raised
beef or lamb chops (these animals currently go to the sale barn). And of
course the fresh salads and veggies to go along with it.

Lynn Wigglesworth
Peasant Farmer
Tioga County, PA
lynnw at ptd.net



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