[Market-farming] High Value CRops was CSA start-up

Sean Albiston lab at physics.umn.edu
Mon Nov 26 13:44:14 EST 2007


I'm always amazed at how profitable and easy beets can be.

sean albiston

> Easy and lucrative are often mutually exclusive.  If it was easy
> everyone would do it.  So easy & lucrative usually only works for a few
> years until others figure out how to grow the fruit or vegetable and
> prices start to come down.
>
> What works for me in terms of items which offer a reasonable return and
> bring people to the farm stand or help in membership retention with the
> CSA are:
>
> Sungold cherry tomatoes
> Strawberries
> Raspberries
>
>
> Andy
> www.FellenzFamilyFarm.com
>
> Allan Balliett wrote:
>> Alison (and everyone)
>>
>> I'd like to hear more about "high value crops." You mentioned
>> mesclun, which works for us, and lettuce, which most definitely
>> doesn't. (Even though our heads are heirloom and beautiful)
>>
>> What else do you find works in your area?
>>
>> For us, at the local market, green beans and strawberries made the
>> season.
>>
>> I'd like to hear about things that are 'easier' and more lucrative!
>>
>> -Allan
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