Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pumpkins--How Much Can I Charge?

Curry Farm's owners Sandy and Bentley Curry sell pumpkins and Christmas trees. Each individual agritourism operation that sells pumpkins does it differently. I want to share with you some pricing tips.

-Greg Clement, the agritourism coach, suggests that a farmer sell his pumpkins in one of three ways: by weight, size or armful.

-Some pumpkin growers set up road-side stands on their farms and advertise their location and hours. If the farmer is not on-site when shoppers come, the customer can make a selection from pumpkins lined up according to size and cost and place the appropriate fee in an honesty box nearby.

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