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  1. Selling Fall-Harvested Potatoes in June

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK An upgrade of my cooling capacity last fall has enabled me to approach my spring potato sales entirely differently. My fall-harvested storage potatoes have all the appeal of freshly harvested new potatoes, so I don't have to pressure myself to...

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  2. Sales Tips for the Shy Farmer

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK Engage with customers. How often have you heard that? It's good advice, since the big benefit to local food is being able to connect with those who grew it. "Put a face to your food" is a great marketing pitch,...

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  3. What Does Commercial Grade Mean?

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK It's not that hard to grow food. It's quite different to grow it at commercial grade. But there are different levels of commercial grade. Here's how I have always thought about it. My competition is not other farmer's at market. It's...

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  4. Early Spring Market

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK I upgraded my refrigerated storage capacity, so now I can offer great looking/in good condition storage carrots for sale at early spring markets. They were harvested late Sept./early Oct. and were not washed. They were stored in the commercial cooler, with...

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  5. Getting Legal

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK Talk to some vendors at your local farmers market or the market manager. Even if local farmers markets are not open yet for the season in your area, there should be some contact information. You might also want to think...

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  6. Newbie Advice

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden,  Saskatoon, SK If you are just starting out your first year, you need to know about the customers who come to the farmers markets you are going to be selling at. What kind of income do they have? For first year crops...

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  7. Grow Dandelion Greens

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK: You can get more cuts from dandelion than you can from lettuce. And when you are done harvesting, you just till in the bed. Probably a good idea to plant every three weeks or so, to keep your plantings fresh. I...

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  8. Planting Scallion Sets

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK The best way that I know to plant scallion sets is one by one, not laying them down. Yes, it is one of the most tedious chores, but the reward is early onion bunches at market, and for later on...

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