The Urban Farmer: Harvesting Products, Delivery to Restaurants, and Crop Planning (FSFS13)

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Urban Farming Tips from this Episode.

  • Curtis hand waters new areas when he plants seeds when it is hot if those areas are on drip irrigation.  The drip irrigation can’t keep the soil most enough to get the plants established.
  • Schedule your days out when it starts to get hot.  Do the hard stuff early in the day.
  • Crop planning.  Start with how much you want to sell and work backwards from there to figure out how much you have to have planted.
  • It may be better to error on the side of just barely not having enough production than have too much. 

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2 replies on “The Urban Farmer: Harvesting Products, Delivery to Restaurants, and Crop Planning (FSFS13)

  • Nate Dodson

    Thanks again, awesome as always. Wondering how Curtis handles/prevents significant over-ordering from his fresh sheet. I sent one out two weeks ago with 11 lbs of arugula available. 1st chef ordered all 11 lbs, then 4 hours later another chef ordered 6 lbs. Wondering how Curtis handles these situations?

    Thanks so much,
    Nate Dodson

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    • Curtis

      The quickest answer Nate, don’t list what you don’t have a lot of. Keep a few of your best customers on at a close distance. Get to know them well, and shoot them text messages when you have stuff. When I’m harvesting new items, I’m always texting a few of my best customers first, to give them the opportunity to take it all or most of it.

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