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7 Keys For Launching A Thriving On-Farm Store

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Twelve years ago our farm converted a modest 8ft x 10ft garden shed into a self-serve farm store for
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Blaine has spent his life working on the family farm. During high school Blaine pursued an interest in multimedia design and marketing. Blaine's interest in marketing served as an integral part of helping his family develop a direct marketing business. Today Blaine is employed full time at Seven Sons and is responsible for overseeing daily marketing and distribution activities. Blaine enjoys sharing the Seven Sons story by speaking to consumer and producer groups and has offered consulting to numerous direct marketers and has written for grazing publications.

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  1. Curt Gesch says:

    Dear Kathy and Rachel, Someday. . . maybe you could find someone to write about marketing one’s ag produce in areas far from any big population centre. For example, we live near a town of 1,000 and there is another of 5,000 one half-hour away. The nearest city of 25,000 is three hours away and in the other direction is a city of 80,000–four hours away.

    It’s quite a different matter for those in our area than for those close to bigger centres. (By the way, I am retired and have no trouble selling my 1/2 of Dexter beef each year. Vegetables I give away.)

    Shalom,
    Curt Gesch

    • MM says:

      Curt, I am hoping the same thing as my husband and I are in the same situation you are in with population. We too sell everything we have but are interested in taking it to the next step and living completely off money earned from the farm.

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