The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business
Explains how to turn a hobby farm into a successful business raising and selling local, sustainable foods, and includes samples of business plans, grant applications and examples of marketing and advertising. Original.
Part One: Creation and Veraison.
1 The Case for Small Scale Farming and Local Foods Ventures.
2 From Idea to Inventory: Planning and Assessing the Market.
3 Funding Assistance.
4 Rules, Regulations, and Legalese.
Part Two: Fresh Business Ideas.
5 Creating a Cooperative.
6 Agritourism: Recreation as a Business.
Part Three: Selling, Marketing, and Prospecting.
7 Wholesale and Retail Pricing Strategies.
8 Where and How to Sell.
9 Marketing Ideas.
10 Keeping (and Keeping Track of) Customers.
Part Four: The First Year of Your Journey.
11 The Lifestyle Change and First Year Transition Tips.