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Beginners guide of how to run a 'pick-your-own' fruit enterprise....

 
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I am always struggling to learn new ways to generate income form our farm....and one option is to have a pick-you-own income stream.

Here is a guide on what you need to do to establish a pick-your-own fruit farm...and could be extended to vegetables (and of course - pumpkins)

http://www.almostafarmer.com/how-to-set-up-a-pick-your-own-fruit-business-a-beginners-guide/

Hope its useful

Gaz
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It was an interesting read and simple introduction to the ideas. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Gary - you might consider submitting this to Permaculture News: http://permaculturenews.org/2010/08/18/get-paid-to-share-your-permaculture-passion-with-the-world/
 
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Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Gary - you might consider submitting this to Permaculture News: http://permaculturenews.org/2010/08/18/get-paid-to-share-your-permaculture-passion-with-the-world/



Thanks Jennifer - great idea
 
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Thanks for sharing the guide. It's good to diversify farm income.

I was at a local farm here in NW Montana the other day. They're starting to hold a weekly party / community social during the summer to help boost sales. Not really diversifying income sources, but helping get the word out and build relationships.
 
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Chris Badgett wrote:Thanks for sharing the guide. It's good to diversify farm income.

I was at a local farm here in NW Montana the other day. They're starting to hold a weekly party / community social during the summer to help boost sales. Not really diversifying income sources, but helping get the word out and build relationships.



What a great marketing idea! I wonder how much they have to spend on their 'loyal customers' to do this?

It is so much harder to get a NEW customer and so much easier to get an EXISTING customer to come back! (Man - that sounds like a good topic for me to blog about :p)

At the end of the day it is all about marketing!

Gaz
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