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Gunner
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Growing veg and herbs in an allotment Reply with quote

Hi
i am in the middle of renting an allotment to grow veg and herbs, that i may in the future sell at farmers markets or sell to restaurants i was wondering if any one would know if there would be a market for such products or is it a overcrowed area at the moment.?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how big is your allotment?
selling to a restaurant would imply it's a very large one.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gunner,
Where I live to my knowledge there are not many people selling small scale quality all year round veg and herb, Just carrot, turnip,cabbage,parsnips and maybe a bit of beetroot.(they seem to sell well)
I think you need to knock on a few doors and contact the farmers markets because then you will get a realistic idea of feasability.
Other things to maybe consider,
What part of the country are you from is weather reliability an issue?
Are you going to grow organic produce ?
Are you growing normal veg and herbs or unusual veg and herbs?
I am thinking of doing a similar thing as you but soft fruit and eggs because the quality/taste of soft fruit if you can find it is rubbish. I only want to sell from the garden gate.
Good luck with your new venture.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing you may need to think about is are you allowed to use the allotment for commercial use. Where I live you are only allowed to give produce away if it is from your allotment, not sell it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is your allotment?
What type of vegetables will you be selling?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all of your replies
My allotment to be will be 10 miles from galway city,
i hope to grow organic produce i know however that there is a 2 year converstion wait to get organic status.
i hope to grow normal veg and herbs.maybe more herbs than veg.
i will have to look into see if i can sell my produce from my alllotment, richardwil. i did not know that there may be restrictions.
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