Every pot has a lid

2020-05-27T13:48:47-05:00May 27, 2020|Grower, Grower Midwest|

With an assortment of unique containers at hand, John Boyer makes each flower presentation special.
Photo courtesy of Honey Haven Farm

by Sally Colby

John Boyer grew up on a dairy farm and continued to milk cows as an adult. Although the dairy enterprise ended 18 years ago, Boyer continues to farm Honey Haven Farm in Ashland, Ohio. (more…)

CSAs talk planning & organization

2020-05-27T13:12:39-05:00May 27, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Community supported agriculture (CSA) programs have become another means for producers to bring income to the farm as well as lock in markets and a revenue stream. Garrett Ziegler, MSU Extension Community Food Systems Educator, recently spoke on the topic as part of the MSU Extension Beginning Farmer webinar series. (more…)

Develop a marketing strategy to target the right customers

2020-05-27T13:00:00-05:00May 27, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

“Marketing strategy is about solving the customer’s problems, not yours,” Matt LeRoux said.
Photo by Catie Joyce-Bulay

by Catie Joyce-Bulay

“I like to think of it as ‘the smell of the flower will draw in the bee,’” said Matt LeRoux, describing the importance of creating an identity for your farm business. (more…)