Market Farming Success

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An insid­er’s guide to mar­ket gar­den­ing and farm­ing for those in the busi­ness of grow­ing and sell­ing food, flow­ers, herbs, or plants.
Market Farming Success iden­ti­fies the key areas that usu­al­ly trip up beginners―and shows how to avoid those obsta­cles. This book will help the aspir­ing or begin­ning farmer advance quick­ly and con­fi­dent­ly through the inevitable learn­ing curve of start­ing a new busi­ness.
Written by the edi­tor of Growing for Market, a respect­ed trade jour­nal for mar­ket farm­ers, Market Farming Success con­dens­es decades of grow­ing expe­ri­ence from every part of the United States and Canada. It focus­es on the fac­tors that are com­mon to mar­ket gar­den­ers every­where and offers pro­fes­sion­al advice that includes:
• How much you’ll need to spend to start a mar­ket farm­ing busi­ness;
• How much you can expect to earn;
• Which crops bring in the most money―and whether you should grow them;
• The essen­tial tools and equip­ment you will need;
• The best places to sell your prod­ucts;
• How to keep records to max­i­mize prof­its and min­i­mize tax­es;
• Tricks of the trade that will make you more effi­cient in the green­house, field, and mar­ket.

This new Chelsea Green edi­tion of a 2006 clas­sic is great­ly updat­ed and expand­ed, and includes full-col­or pho­tos, charts, and graphs, plus many inspir­ing and instruc­tive pro­files of suc­cess­ful mar­ket-farm­ing pioneers.