[Market-farming] Increasing flower prices and sales
lh at pressroom.com
Mon Jul 5 10:06:42 EDT 2004
we have a flower share. This year we have sold more than ever before
(with the massive increase in government -military- spending under
Bush, times are good for many in DC) Half a dozen years ago we sold
these as a bouquet each week. However we now offer it as 25 stems a
week. We put out the flowers for the day and have a board with the
number of each type they should take.
today it will be 5 marigolds, 4 black eyed susans, 4 zinnias, 4
calendula, 4 strawflowers and 4 of a small dahlia.
People like making their own bouquets better than they like picking
out one that I made.
so, the suggestion here for market farmers is to sell by the stem. I
know there is a certain amount of waste associated with the way I'm
doing it, I pick atleast 10% more than I have shares for because I
expect a certain percent of the flowers to get mauled in the handling.
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