[Market-farming] Value added products

Mark A Abner wizard1 at kih.net
Fri Feb 11 12:28:46 EST 2005


Nope no blood hounds here : ) .


Mark

Tradingpost wrote:

> Are you the BriarPatch Farms that raises bloodhounds?
>
> paul tradingpost at gilanet.com
> http://largocreekfarms.com
> http://medicinehill.net
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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.
> >
> >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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