February 2013

Handling your money at market

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I bring a cash box with me to market. I haven’t kept cash in it for over 20 years, but I still bring it to market. It serves as a handy place to keep my backup market supplies: extra pens and markers, band-aids, chalk, blank price tags, a tampon, small aspirin bottle, scotch tape, and […]

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USDA advice on truck farming

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Here are some quotes from the USDA’s Yearbook of Agriculture from years gone by. Wise advice and as true today as ever. . . 1908 YEARBOOK OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. p.354 TRUCK FARMING The production of garden vegetables, commonly called truck farming, is one of the most intensive types of farming, and requires a […]

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Triple bottom line

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We don’t just do it for the money… Assuring our ethics is displayed in our economics. The “Triple Bottom Line” is concept that has gained popularity and credibility since its first introduction in the mid 1990’s. TBL, or 3BL, refers to the social, ecological and economic bottom lines of any business, whether for-profit or non-profit. […]

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Farm Supplies

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Where to find… Onion bags, plastic bags, wooden boxes, scales, apple ladders, scissors, clamshells, pint and quart containers, and other packaging, marketing and farm supplies. Know of other good sources? Tell us about them so we can share! Cardboard Trays, Locally Produced. Need corrugated trays for your customers to use? Trays are 17¼ x 13 […]

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Farm labor: Finding the help you need

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The task of finding people to help with your farm work can be broken into two parts: Finding workers, and Filtering the workers you do find. And at the end we talk a bit about interns.   Finding Workers To find folks to help with your workload, here are some ideas that might help. Try […]

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