Any farmers? Any one grow anything BESIDES weed in big quanities like corn, tomatoes and sell them?

MintyDreadlocks

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Foraging is a way better source of income for Farmers markets. Or door to door at restaurants since it's considered exotic foods.

That's my shit right there. I have a spot I go to every spring and pull $300 worth of ramps within a hour.. sustainably of course or else I couldn't go every year.

Once you find the spots you geotag them and revisit occasionally.
 

Seedperson1

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Foraging is a way better source of income for Farmers markets. Or door to door at restaurants since it's considered exotic foods.

That's my shit right there. I have a spot I go to every spring and pull $300 worth of ramps within a hour.. sustainably of course or else I couldn't go every year.

Once you find the spots you geotag them and revisit occasionally.
Gotta find those morel spots too. That’s the big money. And ramps and morels usually pop around the same time of year.
 

SpawnOfVader

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Post says it all... Anyone making a living growing corn, tomatoes, or anything else??
Not recently but that was my prior profession (small scale organic) ... as said above your only chance is direct to consumer. I had luck running a CSA but it took years to get off the ground.

Looking into gourmet mushrooms as a new side hustle. I've been growing them to keep my vegetarian GF fed for cheap and it's pretty fun/easy once you get it dialed in. Another thing I've had luck with is eggs. Heritage breeds and the like can sell for BANK if you get your operation streamlined/keep your overhead low it's not a bad deal.
 

xtsho

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Foraging is a way better source of income for Farmers markets. Or door to door at restaurants since it's considered exotic foods.

That's my shit right there. I have a spot I go to every spring and pull $300 worth of ramps within a hour.. sustainably of course or else I couldn't go every year.

Once you find the spots you geotag them and revisit occasionally.
Ton's of mushrooms here in the PNW. Last time I picked Chanterelles I came home with 3 5 gallon buckets after a couple hours picking. So many in the woods that the entire forest floor is covered in orange. Unfortunately we don't have ramps.
 

Bookush34

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I don’t make a living at it. But we have our own gardens and greenhouse for our veggies.
We also raise pork chickens and turkeys. Soon to add beef and rabbits.
We break even and get our meat for free.
 

MICHI-CAN

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No profit here. Friends with a few sucessful generational efforts. I'm too lazy to be honest. Respect to them.

Just a half dozen maters and cukes. A row of peas, green and yellow beans. And a couple dozen mixed mild peppers will profit you in appreciation and favors. Best you can do on my suburban cubicle.

Wish the real food growers the best of luck. And we all profit growing. . Organics and peace.
 
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