Growing for sale

Are you excited with the suggestion of beginning a market garden? Is it practical? Can you make a living?

This is concerning some troubles you might run into, and the benefits. Numerous of which are not evident at.

My experience dates back to my very first sales in May 1983, from 1.5 acres of no dig beds, 6000 sqm. My background was maturing on a ranch, I recognized the way of life, and I had access to rent-free land:

By 1986 I was chopping 7.5 organic, no-dig acres = 3 hectares and my most effective year was 1990 with, in today’s money ₤ 104,000 sales concerning $128,000.
I earned approx ₤ 14/hour in today’s money

I was wholesale marketing mostly, and established a new box scheme, plus a regular market delay.

Rapid onward and also now I chop 1/3 acre for high worth vegetables with intensive chopping – bags of blended salad leaves primarily, and various other fallen leave veggies.
I grow also some reduced worth vegetables for teaching functions, which is my various other occupation.

The BIG BONUS of expanding veggies is the healthy food and also lifestyle on your own.
It’s about greater than simple business economics.

00:00 Introduction
00:59 Market horticulture in the 80s
01:24 Sales in 1990, an effective year, and the costs entailed
02:55 Market gardening right here at Homeacres
03:53 Comparing carrots and lettuce to demonstrate the economics of selling
05:25 A malfunction of time taken to expand carrots, as well as the costs
08:48 Feedback from various other market garden enthusiasts, giving a various point of view
12:25 Advice on worthwhile study to do prior to starting to sell veg

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Details of Homeacres programs:

Felix Hofmann as well as his organization partner’s market yard is in Saubad, Germany

Felix Zlatkovic is near Hanover as well as runs the veggie yard of a permaculture ranch with shop on site. He wants to go over the economics of marketing veggies, email is

Laurence Jarrett Kerr is in Cornwall UK,

Recorded at Homeacres, Somerset UK summer season 2022 by Edward Dowding

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