[Market-farming] Price checks

E C GRANATA elainegranata at msn.com
Sun Jun 29 18:55:49 EDT 2008

Karen:  We go to the organic market-- Whole Foods mostly and set our prices at theirs, or above, sometimes.

I think you could get more than what we're selling for in Denver, but we get $5.00 a pound for arugula to restaurants-- $3.00 for a bunch at farmers' market (each bunch is about 1/4 pound, so it's $12.00 a pound), $12.00 for basil wholesale -- to markets and restaurants, $3.00 for a sandwich baggie of it at market, haven't sold eggplant yet, or cukes or peppers.

Good luck,

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Roots Farm & Karen Sutherland<mailto:rootsfarm at cwdom.dm> 
  To: Market Farming<mailto:market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org> 
  Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 3:31 PM
  Subject: [Market-farming] Price checks

  We have a possibility of selling organic produce to a restaurant on a 
  nearby U.S. owned island which is currently importing produce from far 
  away to serve its major clientele of luxury yachters.  Does anyone have 
  recent experience/suggestions with pricing high end, really beautiful:

  hot peppers
  sweet peppers

  Our regular Dominica market pricing is not comparable for so many reasons. 

  My prime interest is still (healthy) food security for our island, but a 
  chance to also make significant income elsewhere may help us weather the 
  many challenges of organic farming here and thus help us stay in 
  business to serve the local market and help preserve the local 
  environment.  Last year we hoped would be our break even year, but the 
  ravages of disease tristesia destroyed  6+ acres of our citrus plantings 
  (our main cash crop) and hurricane Dean last August then set us back 
  about 2-3 months for vegetables, 6-9 months for plantains, bananas, 
  etc.  and knocked most of the young avocado crop off the trees.  If we 
  escape hurricane, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc., maybe this 

  Thanks for any information and best wishes to all,


  Karen Sutherland

  Roots Farm

  Organic Produce

  Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs

  Cockrane, Dominica


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