[Market-farming] Lowering Prices

breck bcarden at breckinridgegroup.com
Thu Feb 26 16:14:13 EST 2009

Hey ya'll,

I am planning on offering bedding plants this year and wonder if any of you
might offer some advice. How do you market (farm stand, farmers market), do
you use cell packs, label, and etc. Do you wait for the last expected frost
as the date to offer or do you push for an earlier date. How long do you
typically sell seedlings (month)? Has anyone tried the seed pkt stands
available from some seed companies? Any suggestions or comments would be

Farmer Breck

Breck Carden

Carden's Garden

Crestwood, KY 40014-7704

Current temp is 65 and wet.



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Subject: [Market-farming] Lowering Prices


Have you seen the grocery stores lower any prices, I haven't.  So why in the
world would you lower your current prices.  Our prices will stay the same as
08.  We sell bedding plants, vege plants, basil plants, fresh produce of
many different varieties , around 40 different item, fresh lamb meat,and we
weave and sell rugs and different wool and cotton products.  I was at the
grocery store today and have seen very little changes in their prices except
still going up.  A good marketer knows that price in most markets make very
little difference in the amount your are selling. Our sales have always
dictated the best quality of product that we can produce and charge
accordingly.  We are in a big market and we can set beside dumpers and have
a very good day, because if you are selling a great product price has little
effect.  The only thing that has gone down in our area has been fuel, my
seed prices have gone up about 12% from last year, so in reality we really
should be raising prices.



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