From the Inside Flap
There is a certain feeling of comfort and tranquillity associated with life on the farm: waking to the sounds of a rooster crowing and the birds chirping; the aroma of freshly made coffee and sizzling bacon. But, life on the farm is not always laid-back and easy-going. There are crops to harvest, animals to care for, land to plow and, most of all, products to sell. First-time farmers often rely on the advice of their neighboring community to help them through the trials and tribulations of agricultural living.
In Pay Dirt
, author Mimi Luebbermann offers her expertise on how you can use your love for the land to turn a profit. Included in this revised, second edition is information about community sustained agriculture which is fast becoming the way to guarantee an income from your farm as well as secure outlets for your products.Even city dwellers interested in gardening can benefit from this book as Luebbermann suggests how to overcome such limitations as space and market opportunities. Ideas include using an open porch or renting the backyards of neighbors who are uninterested in gardening. And, even though an urban gardener may not be able to market with the volume of the larger farms, there is a positive side. Luebbermann writes: " . . . You can offer unusual items unavailable to stores and restaurants through the regular distribution channels." Pay Dirt?s
other new information includes:
Growing Specialty Vegetables and Herbs
Selling a Value-Added Product
Obtaining Helpful Sources through the Internet
Luebbermann?s "Compendium of Wild and Useful Ideas" provides a list of possible markets for a variety of products as well as sources to contact about seeds, bulbs, and materials for small scale farming.
If you have a love for the land and a desire to start your own business, Pay Dirt
will provide all the necessary information you need to succeed. About the Author
raises specialty produce and sheep at her Windrush Farms homestead. She is the author of several gardening books and Bread Baking with Herbs
(also from Prima).