[Market-farming] Sales

Lynn Wigglesworth lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 20 10:02:11 EDT 2007

My best sales have been in the early fall (Sept-early Oct.). We have a lot
of tourists  here for
the fall leaf display. In addition to veggies, I sell pasture-raised beef,
and fall is when people think about filling up the freezer. I've also
usually had a lot of pumpkins and winter squash, but the squash bugs and
some kind of virus have wiped them out for 2 years now.

Lynn Wigglesworth
Peasant Farmer
Tioga County, PA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wiediger, Alison" <alison.wiediger at hart.kyschools.us>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Sales

> June also is our peak month, although it slid well into July this year.
> What
> about everybody else? Is June your best month?
> Debbie
> west central Ohio
> Here in SC KY, our best sales are from mid-April when we open to
> Memorial Day.  That's because we have plant sales, and they are a lot
> more profitable than food sales.  We also have several vendors now with
> high tunnels, so we do have a nice produce selection from the beginning.
> Sales never pick up from the starting school slump the first of August -
> even though we run through October and can have produce outdoors until
> mid-December most years.  We are also a university town, but have very
> few, if any, students attending the market, and not many university
> personnel, although the president is a terrific supporter.  We have
> found that our email ordering and delivery is a much better tool than
> Farmers' Market in the fall/winter.  Every year we wonder why we do FM
> in October and start deliveries in November, but since we helped start
> the market and sit on the board, we feel an obligation to attend until
> it is over for the year.
> Alison Wiediger, Au Naturel Farm
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