[Market-farming] opportunity maybe/ where to start
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Tue Nov 10 10:21:28 EST 2009
Thanks so much for the business plan! The timing was perfect for me and it looks like this is a great resource.
From: Maggie Palmer <maggiepalmer at wyoming.com>
To: 'Margaret L. Wilson' <booldawgs at frontiernet.net>; 'Market Farming' <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Mon, Nov 9, 2009 9:35 pm
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] opportunity maybe/ where to start
the best Farm Biz Plan that I have found....
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group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it
is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead
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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Margaret
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] opportunity maybe/ where to
Very good points, thanks. I
have most, if not all, of Joel's books in my storage in Oregon. I also
have Eliot Coleman's and most of the other useful books. Our ranch/farm
business in Oregon is part of our LLC so we can add his
potential business to it and have liability coverage. Flowers,
rather than food might be safer.
I used to live in Sonoma County, CA
when it was very small farm/farmer oriented. It has changed a great
deal but is still "country". It is very "food" oriented, especially organic,
sustainable ad local. The competition will be tough I
He has dairies right up the road, an
alpaca farm across the fence, horses and goats, across the road so the zoning
should be okay. I will confirm it. Much of the best farm land in California has been covered by
Mcmansions. The housing crash has put a stop to that, at least for a
while, I hope.
It is one of the easiest places to
garden that I have ever lived. The climate is wonderful. My biggest
concern has been water. It will probably need an irrigation
well. The soil is adobe
but I have dealt with it before. A good green manure, soil
builder seeding should be planted now before the winter rains
start. It is set-up pretty well with the houses close together. It
has 4? acres that are still usable.
DH and I are helping him buy the ex
out so I have more than a passing interest in the project. A
business plan is probably one of the first steps. I need to go walk it and
take a hard, hard look at everything. It doesn't have to completely
support either family just help with the payments
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