Gardening for Profit

Selling what you sow: An experienced hand at gardening for profit offers his perspective on growing and marketing produce.

gardening for profit
Tim and Jill Stark, owners of Eckerton Hill farms in Hamburg, PA, welling their colored and flavored peppers. They have been gardening for profit since 1995. The business cleared $25,000 last year. "We could have made our money just selling to restaurants," says Tim, "but getting a price worth our time was too tough. If you have a great product and you know it, you should be bold and charge what you think you're worth...and don't be afraid to start small."