[Market-farming] Pricing Jerusalem Artichokes and Cut Lettuce

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Fri Nov 20 08:35:53 EST 2009


On Nov 20, 2009, at 7:56 AM, Allan Balliett wrote:

> Wow! It seems that I've been burning myself on head lettuce. This
> fall we've been selling fat heads of red and of green lettuce for $2
> each. They have sold like hot cakes. ;-) And they have been SO VERY
> GOOD!
>
> I'll move the bag up to $3. A gallon bag! Wow! Glad we spoke since I
> serve a METRO area!!

Bear in mind that I'm selling a mixed bag, different colors and 
textures. You may not be able to get as much for a single head, even if 
it weighs the same / fills the same size bag.

On the other hand, prices do run lower around here than they do some 
places.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

>
>>
>> My lettuce this year was a gallon bag (usually 3 to 4 varieties in a
>> bag, young lettuce, whole heads) for $3.00. I generally keep the
>> same price all year. Bags usually weigh half a pound or so; more
>> when the lettuce is bigger.
>>
>> Market is in a rural area.
>>
>> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
>> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
>>
>>
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