Recently I was proposed an offer to use 1 acre of land to create a market garden. With this opportunity I will be payed a certain hourly wage for my time spent in the garden and get 50% of the profits from selling the vegetables during the summer months (sounds like a win/win to me!!!). I don't have to put any money into it, only my sweat, time and tears etc.
I will have access to some farming machinery (not sure what type yet) and will be growing in zone 3A climate.
I haven't seen the land yet so I can't give any information about it. I know that a river is close by and the earth is quite fertile and since it is so fertile the are weeds quite overgrown.
This is pretty short notice i know, but I'm reaching out to topia in the hopes that there are some experienced gardeners/farmers on the board that can help me out with planning how I should go about this type of operation if I do indeed decide to take on the project.
This will be a vegetable garden looking to grow marketable crops to individual consumers.
I'm not even really sure what I should be growing... I've started to come up with a business plan/model and will try and get a feel for the type of vegetables/herbs people are most interested in purchasing.
would love to have melons (anyone know of any type that are suitable for colder climates?)
anyway any direction to some sites, books, or just general tips would be much appreciated
Edited by dfar, 12 April 2010 - 04:18 PM.