[Market-farming] Pricing of spinach now

Richard Stewart rstewart at zoomtown.com
Fri Nov 20 08:10:48 EST 2009

Unless I use additional infrastructure to grow the product I never  
change product prices.

I'll argue that customer loyalty is better without changing price to  
reflect spikes in whatever you are growing be it for a restaurant or  
market consumer.

If you are growing it in something that requires additional  
infrastructure, such as hoop house or low tunnel and you are truly  
growing out of season than I think its acceptable to charge more.

Of course not everything thinks this way and that's OK too.

Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855

(513) 967-1106
rstewart at zoomtown.com

On Nov 20, 2009, at 7:54 AM, Sue Wells wrote:

> I have been charging $3 for spinach at 1/4 bag. Should I go up to $4  
> for 1/4
> pound? Just because it is almost winter and most don't have any to  
> sell. In
> the Spring I was charging $2.50 for 1/4 lb., but this is much more  
> flavorful
> in the fall, after the frost hits it.
> My lettuce in the normal season, I charge $4 for .40 lb and for a  
> very nice
> mixture with violets I sell for $5 for .40 lb.
> Thank you all.
> Sue
> Vermont
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