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Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Raising Chickens For Meat

Raising chickens is easy if you follow good animal husbandry practices. Avoid these common mistakes when raising your own backyard chicken flock.

Mistake #1: Using 'dual-purpose' chickens.

If you are raising chickens for the freezer (i.e. fryers or roasters), don't use the so-called dual-purpose birds.

  • 6 Jul 2017

The Market Gardener's Secret Marketing Weapon

Market gardeners need customers; customers come from effective marketing. Here's the secret marketing weapon that can help your build a successful farm (or home) businesses.

First, what DOESN'T work.

Trust me on this: space advertising - i.e. like in newspapers or magazines - does NOT work for farms or work at home businesses.

  • 19 Jul 2017
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9 Jul 2017
Posted By Ralph M.

Why Market Gardeners Must Avoid Farmers Markets

If you are a market gardener (or want to be one), there are good reasons to stay away from farmers markets. Here's the scenario: You've grown some wonderful veggies in your market garden and now the time has come to sell them. So you head off to the farmers market, right? Wrong! There's a better business model for the would-be market gardener. But first, what's wrong with farmers markets?Problem 1: CompetitionOther growers will have many of the same goods you do.
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