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Profitable Hobby Farm How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business

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ISBN-10: 0470432098

ISBN-13: 9780470432099

Edition: 1st 2010

Authors: Sarah Beth Aubrey

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After generations of leaving for cities and suburbs, many Americans are returning to the country to experience the rural life. Some are simply looking to escape the stresses of the city, while others see great opportunity in the burgeoning natural and organic foods "niche" (a term the industry is about to outgrow). This book is aimed at those people who do not have a background in farming but are interested in small-scale agriculture; at current hobbyists as well as those who are curious about growing and raising food but are not yet engaged in a venture. It serves as a natural follow-up to Hobby Farming For Dummies, published in July 2008, for those who want to take the next step and turn…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.06" long x 1.18" tall
Language: English

Creation and Veraison
The Case for Small-Scale Farming and Local Foods Ventures
From Idea to Inventory: Planning and Assessing the Market
Funding Assistance
Rules, Regulations, and Legalese
Fresh Business Ideas
Creating a Cooperative
Agritourism: Recreation as a Business
Selling, Marketing, and Prospecting
Wholesale and Retail Pricing Strategies
Where and How to Sell
Marketing Ideas
Keeping (and Keeping Track of) Customers
The First Year of Your Journey
The Lifestyle Change and First-Year Transition Tips
Finale: The Prints You Leave Behind
Sample Business Documents
About the Author
Photo Credits