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Growing and Selling Fresh-Cut Herbs

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Learn the secrets of professional herb growers and turn your passion into profits!

In this essential handbook for herbal entrepreneurs, you'll find everything you need to know to launch your own business. Whether your goal is to sell fresh-cut herbs at the local farmers' market or supply all the supermarket accounts in a large metropolitan area, Sandie Shores will teach you how to:

— Grow, harvest, and package the most popular herbs and edible flowers

— Construct, operate, and maintain your own greenhouse

— Write a business plan, identify potential markets, and forge business partnerships

Shores also profiles professional growers from around North America who share tips and trade secrets for running a successful fresh-cut herb business.

Synopsis:

Successful entrepreneur Sandie Shores offers the only guide for starting an herb business that includes complete growing and harvesting information with savvy advice for starting and maintaining a profitable company. Profiles of other successful entrepreneurs are included.

About the Author

Drawing upon lessons learned in founding her own herb business, Sandie Shores has created the conclusive guide for the herb entrepreneur in Growing and Selling Fresh-Cut Herbs. Established in 1985 in Rochester, Minnesota, her business was called Herb's Herbs, and she used her garden knowledge to supply thousands of potted plants (150 varieties) wholesale to nurseries, restaurants, supermarkets, and farmers' markets in her area. Sandie sold her business ten years later to write a book for others who are interested in beginning their own herb trade. Currently, Sandie is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in commercial production of fresh-cut herbs. She lives in Zumbro Falls, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Herb's Herbs History

Part I: Starting Your Herb Business

Chapter 1: planning your business and market research

Chapter 2: finding potential markets

Chapter 3: managing business details

Chapter 4: doing business

Part II: Building and Maintaining a Greenhouse

Chapter 5: selecting a greenhouse

Chapter 6: construction know-how

Chapter 7: interiors

Chapter 8: operation and maintenance

Part III: Growing and Nurturing Your Plants

Chapter 9: starting seeds and plant propagation

Chapter 10: growing herbs

Chapter 11: controlling insect pests

Chapter 12: controlling plant diseases

Chapter 13: harvesting, handling and packaging

Part IV: Successfully Growing More Than 20 Herbs and Flowers

Chapter 14: arugula

Chapter 15: basil

Chapter 16: chives

Chapter 17: cilantro

Chapter 18: dill

Chapter 19: marjoram, sweet

Chapter 20: mint

Chapter 21: oregano

Chapter 22: parsley

Chapter 23: rosemary

Chapter 24: sage

Chapter 25: sorrel

Chapter 26: tarragon, French

Chapter 27: thyme

Chapter 28: more herbs with commercial potential

Chapter 29: edible flowers

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580171281
Author:
Shores, Sandie
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Small Business
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
Herb farming.
Subject:
BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Small Business
Subject:
Science-Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Making a Living Naturally
Publication Date:
19990101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.32x6.29x1.34 in. 1.80 lbs.

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Business » Small Businesses » By Type
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