Back in late winter, my wife decided she wanted to start a handmade soap, candle and body product business to make some extra money and to use up some of the excess goat's milk from our herd. She…Continue
"Geez, Karen: Our lives are running on parallel tracks right now. My wife's soap business is gaining real momentum, too. She converted a room in the house to her shop. We put a door on it and put in a foot path to the gate so people can…"
I sell fresh and dried herbs at the farmer's market and have wholesaled some to local chefs. It is funny to me but people will easily buy dried herbs but hesitate to buy fresh. They said "oh, I don't know…"
"Luke, I think you'll love the taste of the turkeys. We've done them 4 years now, I think. This will be the last. We tried breeding them three years ago and had a good hatch, but the hen led her babies out into a rain storm where they…"
"Perhaps. There are a lot of supplement companies. I don't know where they source their herbs. It would be worth finding out.
I do get the impression quality is not one of their major concerns. I have heard Nature's Sunshine boast they…"
"Thanks for the feedback, Luke. I keep reading about growing herbs as a potentially lucrative busingss, but have yet to see one anywhere. I have a 'live plant' license here in Georgia and each spring I do sell several starter plants. …"
"It's a subject that interest me, but I haven't sold any or really grown very many. As far as dried herbs, I think the way to really make this work on a larger scale would be for multiple growers to agree on a system(s) of growing…"
Have any of y'all been successful selling herbs? If so, do you feature culinary or medicinal varieties? Fresh or Dried? Starter plants or harvested? I'm doing some research on plans for next year and would love your input.See More
"We got out of sheep several years ago, because a. we don't like lamb and b. we don't like shearing. We had hair sheep for a while and enjoyed them, just not the meat. We love goat meat and goats milk. Goat is the most consumed…"
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