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Finance and Family Farm Success with Tony Barlow – Carrot Cashflow Episode 28

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary One goal that many market gardeners have is to become financially independent. And for that to happen, sometimes there needs to be some sort of supplemental income coming from outside the farm. Managing both can be tricky but doable. If you add on homeschooling your children on top of managing the business and an off-farm job, what can...

Adding an Online Option for the Farmer’s Market with Stephanie Haynes – Carrot Cashflow Episode 27

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary In a world where more and more businesses are offering convenient delivery of organic produce, how can a traditional farmer’s market compete, especially in post-Covid times? The Vancouver, Washington Farmer’s Market has an answer: offer an online option. In this episode of Carrot Cashflow, Stephanie Haynes of the Vancouver, Washington...

Keys and Tips to Run a Successful Farm Business with Ellen Polishuk – Carrot Cashflow Episode 26

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary When people look to start a market farm, either one of two things happen: they either become good at managing both the growing side and the business side and their farm operation becomes a viable business, or they struggle with either the growing or the business side—or sometimes both—and the whole operation struggles. How can we prevent...

Carving a Niche Selling Pork and Beef – Tom & Marcy Bradley – Carrot Cashflow Episode 25

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary When your market is willing and excited to try new things and there’s good competition in your area, how do you differentiate yourself from everyone else? How do you angle your marketing to attract new customers to get your product? In this episode of Carrot Cashflow, we’re talking to farmers Tom and Marcy Bradley of Pleasant Valley Farms...

Running A Microgreens Business in Israel – Reuven Marriott – Carrot Cashflow Episode 24

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary When you’re sold on the idea of growing good quality produce to serve your community and you want to try it out yourself, how exactly do you start and run a local farm business when small, local farms aren’t really a thing where you’re at? In this episode of Carrot Cashflow, we’re talking to microgreens grower Reuven Marriott to share us...

Selling Bulk to Wholesale Customers – Noah Poulos – Carrot Cashflow Episode 23

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary One of the reasons why small-scale market farms work is because of its direct-to-consumer model partnered with high-turnover crops like salad greens. That said, such a model can become quite labor-intensive. What if you have the scale and would like to cut down on labor costs while still making good margins? In this episode of Carrot...

Optimizing Home Delivery for a Market Farm – Trey Johnson – Carrot Cashflow Episode 22

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary When business is booming through your online store, how do you streamline the logistics behind guesstimating your harvest, updating your inventory, packing up the right orders, and delivering them to your customers’ homes? Where can you cut down on time and energy to operate more efficiently? In this episode of Carrot Cashflow, Trey...

Keep Customers for Life by Building Relationships – Corinna Bench – Carrot Cashflow Episode 21

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary When people are looking to buy something, most of the time, they go over their options and see which one is of the best quality. But when all their options are of equal quality, how do they decide then? They look at you, and whether or not they resonate with you, your values, and what you’re doing. In this episode of Carrot Cashflow...

Driving Online Sales Through Networking – Dan & Hilary Papuchis – Carrot Cashflow Episode 20

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary When you’re a new farm business selling a niche product, the first place you’ll probably think to sell to would be at a farmer’s market. There’s no doubt that farmer’s markets area great way to network with potential customers and other growers in your area. But if you have a full-time job while raising a family, and you don’t want to...

Selling Online with Local Line – Cole Jones – Carrot Cashflow Episode 19

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Listen to more episodes of Carrot Cashflow Episode Summary If you’re a farmer thinking tacking on an online store to your current farm business model, how do you choose which selling platform to go with? What features do you want to see? What questions should you ask, and what kind of post-purchase customer support do they provide? In this episode of Carrot Cashflow, Founder and CEO of Local...

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