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Old 03-29-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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My son works during the summer for a small organic farm here by us. I can say the the owner seems to work non stop, that's for sure! He's always coming up with new ideas to make money. One thing that's become very popular around here are farm dinners.

I'm not sure if he sells to local restaurants are not. But he has a stand, does all the farmer's markets, CSA, etc. I will have to say, my son really, really enjoys working on the farm. Maybe you can find something like that near you? It's been a really great experience for DS.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:54 AM
 
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I'm not sure if any of ya'll could help me, but then again, maybe you can. I've always dreamed of using my favorite hobby (raising vegetables) as a career. My ideal job would be raising vegetables on a several acres and selling them at a stand or a farmers market. Is this dream completely crazy or can it be done? If it can, how would I get started? I'd love to hear what you think.
Yes it can be done. I stumbled on this old video from youtube about a family who tends to their urban farm (it's their source of income). You might want to check it out:
YouTube - Living the Real Simple Life (ABC Nightline)

You'll need a lot of patience and back breaking work to keep a farm running so good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I'm not sure if any of ya'll could help me, but then again, maybe you can. I've always dreamed of using my favorite hobby (raising vegetables) as a career. My ideal job would be raising vegetables on a several acres and selling them at a stand or a farmers market. Is this dream completely crazy or can it be done? If it can, how would I get started? I'd love to hear what you think.
Not to make a living but a cash crop can supplement income. Friends grew pumpkins and squash and paid for a lovely vacation. One can always sell enough of the over abundance to cover gardening costs like the $300. deer fence that could bring the cost per tomatoe steep, plus toil, (fun). So glad the season is upon us.
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