[Market-farming] was high value crops/now pricing.

MRSHLR at aol.com MRSHLR at aol.com
Sat Dec 8 10:04:14 EST 2007

In a message dated 12/8/2007 9:43:42 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
organic101 at linkny.com writes:

recommendation is to *not* try to engage in a price war and try to  
match the cheapest prices you find, or to undersell everybody.   

I've been lurking on the list for a while, but I just had to chirp in and  
agree with that statement. Here is an experience I had his past summer at our  
local farmers market with pricing, which is about 1/4 mile from a Super  
Wal-mart. All my produce is grown organically, but I'm not certified, yet. So, I  go 
around to local grocery stores and markets to get an idea what organic and  
non-organic is selling for, and then find a happy median for my pricing.  Well, 
this lady came to the farmers market and wanted to talk me down on the  price 
of my tomatoes. I wouldn't do it. She argued with me for a good 10 minutes  
and I explained to her where my farm was and how the tomatoes were grown,  etc. 
She said would just go to Wal-mart and get them cheaper. She  left, got to 
the end of the street, turned around an came back to buy my  tomatoes. I don't 
know what changed her mind, but she must have thought mine  tomatoes were 
better, even if they weren't cheaper.

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