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Monday, May 7, 2012
Pick-Your-Own operations are an excellent way to sell your produce directly off your farm. Entrepreuners who choose this method of sales should be aware that pick-your-own farms generally have the most business on weekends, require a friendly farm staff to meet and greet customers, requires less labor costs and necessitates the need for more liability insurance.
This is a great option for the person who can meet all the needs above. Generally the season for pick-your-own crops are short.
Pick-your-own opertaions require lots of marketing to bring customers to your farm. There are numerous marketing methods that have proven successful. Try any or all of these:
-Local Harvest website
-Social media outlets: Facebook or Twitter