[Market-farming] Value added products

wizard1 at kih.net wizard1 at kih.net
Fri Feb 11 11:33:51 EST 2005


Hmm The idea that farmers markets in rural areas arnt worthwile indicates an untapped market in a lot of areas. I notice that while rural areas offer the opertunity for people to grow thier own gardens that every rural comunity has I ever saw has grocery stores with produce sections  therefore everyone isnt growing thier own produce. 
    I will likely take a different stratagy to make rural farmers markets sucessful than in metropolitan areas but rural folks still want good food to eat and many rural folks work factory shift work and dont have time or energy to grow thier own food. I am looking at trying to establish a farmers market in my rural comunity this year as well as marketing eccess produce to the local grocery stores. I am convinces it is do able I just have to find the conbination. 

Mark 

BriarPatch Farms 
Monticello KY
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Old Timin' 
  To: Market Farming 
  Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:28 PM
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Value added products


  As far as the comment on rural farmers markets being a bad choice, I think the one thing left out of the equation is cost of living. I had read a few days ago that comparing sales for a given day between two vendors really tells you nothing, thier costs to produce those sales could be vastly different. I admit rural markets usually wont generate the big bucks that some big city markets will, but the cost of living in a rural area is much lower, and travel expenses and times to large cities from rural areas may not make up the difference in income for many marketers.  
  Oldtimin


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