[Market-farming] selling cut sunflowers

Rob Wallbridge rob at songberry.ca
Mon Sep 10 12:08:59 EDT 2012


Thanks, everyone, for all the advice. Thunderstorms and downpours awoke me
Saturday morning, so the sunflowers didn't get harvested as planned - maybe
this week!

Rob Wallbridge
Songberry Organic Farm
24 Sixth Line, Bristol, QC 
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Beth Spaugh
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2012 12:50 PM
To: 'Market Farming'
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] selling cut sunflowers

I seeded some week before last.  May or may not make it. It was so dry
before that I have a gap in production.  Actually, have some in 50s, about
18" tall, getting ready to put on tiny blooms. Not purposeful but
interesting. 

Beth Spaugh
Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Allan
Balliett
Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 8:56 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] selling cut sunflowers

Beth - When is your last seeding ? -Allan in WV

On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Beth Spaugh <lists at rhomestead.com> wrote:
> I grow the ProCut and Sunrich series. Sell for $1 each.  Another vendor
> sells for more, but she is fancy.  Early on plastic on 6” centers that is
> still $4/square foot so I think plenty profitable at that price.  Drilled
> late season, 36” between rows, probably have 8 to 12 per row foot, so
still
> plenty profitable.  And SOOO easy to harvest and prep.  I walk down the
row
> stripping leaves off stalks that have flowers at least ¼ open.  Then come
> back and cut the stripped stems. I generally cut with at least 30” stem,
> sometimes longer, but it is harder to transport that way.
>
>
>
> Beth Spaugh
>
> Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
>
> http://rhomestead.com      http://www.facebook.com/rhomestead
>
>
>
> "How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used."
-
> Wendell Berry
>
> "Without power over our food, any notion of democracy is empty." - Frances
> Moore Lappe
>
> It's not that nice guys finish last. They have a whole different notion
> where the finish line is. - unkonown
>
>
>
>
>
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> [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Wyatt Jones
> Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2012 9:27 AM
> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] selling cut sunflowers
>
>
>
> They sell Sunflowers for $4 apiece, long stems, at the Farmers market in
> Yellow springs but that seems a bit high to me.  I would think it would
> depend on the size and type of sunflowers you are selling.
>
>
>
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