[Market-farming] Value added products

Tradingpost tradingpost at gilanet.com
Fri Feb 11 12:23:26 EST 2005

Are you the BriarPatch Farms that raises bloodhounds?

paul tradingpost at gilanet.com

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On 2/11/2005 at 11:33 AM wizard1 at kih.net wrote:

>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. 
>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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