Lemon pudding with locally grown strawberries, salad with edible flowers from the garden sprinkled champagne elderflower foraged … Local resource production is increasingly on the menu in restaurants and sold in markets and shops. So if you have a glut of grapes, strawberries or raspberries and radishes rash, maybe you can make some money from them.
Several projects aimed at helping people get carried off the field with hard springs are.
Crunchd and BigBarn resources to help manufacturers produce for sale, the latter a social network, a web application that allows novice and seasoned gardeners to swap advice and production business.
Individual vendors may find it easier to sell to the stores to shop at BigBarn wheat join the initiative. This is online map where you can get local food retailers, independent advice on how to sell, and the basic documents for download, as a compromise between growth and retail sales of search.
Typically, vendors sold to a third cheaper than in supermarkets, and grow to be 70% of the retail value of the sale, the credit to spend in the shop. BigBarn founder Anthony Davison says: “Retail credit instead of cash to help boost sales at independent retailers and keeps money in the local community.”
Other places to sell produce to local markets, farmers markets (typically stalls can cost 35 pounds, so you may need to match other manufacturers), car boot sales, fetes, festivals, restaurants and cafes.
It also encourages people to sell new food markets, such as the Crystal Palace recently opened a food market there. Rachel de Thample, the author of more vegetables, less meat, one of the organizers: “Anyone can grow the market for people with bin bags are allocated spinach, green peppers and lettuce plants grown indoors and fist I am. than your window boxes. “
The market sells bags of mixed leaves £ 1 per 100G compared to about £ 1.50 in supermarkets (non-organic). Lettuce seed packets for 100 costs less than £1.
Cafes, bars and restaurants are often able to get a little of their wonderful products, so that no pressure for large orders, there is regular. Even if you only have a small space, you can still make it work. Select a product, then you are more likely to seek and profitable.
Expensive to buy products that are easy to grow, says writer and gardener Mark Diacono. He suggests asparagus, herbs and pepper “transformer plant because of the small size of the horizon, they are big in flavor.” Other ideas include: Rocket, Spinach and Pak Choi.
Those growing on a larger scale through cooperative can people like Manchester vegetables, which supply restaurants and shops to sell. Deb Burton, 47, is sold to restaurants in Manchester Aumbry baby sorrel leaves. He is working on Farmstart, land and education initiative from the manufacturers to sell products, and sells the products via the Green Man.
“I never thought I’d be able to grow, let alone sell, produce,” he says. “It’s not going to be millions of people, but I hope one day I will earn a great income from it.” [Via]