Starting a Market Gardening Business From the Ground Up
Starting a market gardening business from the ground up, includes how to grow and sell produce for profit, garden size for market, where to sell your produce and planning planting dates.
As I get older, it's increasingly shocking how brief the interval is between planning and harvesting, and a small dose of the former, does wonders for the latter.
Even the most careful of us are occasionally victims of poor planning.
Chefs in northern climates love to talk to farmers in the winter. They are dying for good produce. So I drove to a natural food restaurant thirty-five miles away in Portland, Maine to talk with the chef.
PHOTO: WALTER CHOROSZEWSKI
First adventures in the market garden.
Chart: Plan for your first year market garden.
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Chart: Plan for your third year market garden.
A record like this (comparing first and second year planting) is an invaluable planning tool for next season's garden.