Growing and Selling Fresh Cut Herbs

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Storey Books, Jan 1, 1999 - Herb farming - 453 pages
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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.

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The Herbs Herbs History
Starting Your Herb Business
Building and Maintaining a Greenhouse

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About the author (1999)

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.

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