How can you speed the harvesting process?
- Do you need to leave the tops on?
- Can you wash the product in a faster and easier way?
- Can you bunch them in the field?
- Can you bag the product versus bunching it?
- Can you package the product in larger sizes?
- Can you go with a standard sized product?
Simple farm record keeping tips…
- Allocate 2 half hour blocks (at least) per week for reviewing your farm numbers.
- Use that time to input and review your data.
- Constantly be checking back to your records and review them.
- Some key points to keep track of:
- What’s be marketed and actually sold?
- What’s going into the field?
- What’s coming off the field?
- Be looking at the total gross revenue each week and speculate on what may come up based on current and past results.
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone
The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).
Major benefits include:
- Low capital investment and overhead costs
- Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
- Easy access to markets
Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement.
Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.