I sell produce, & we keep excess for our own use. Usually freezer is full by fall.
I should add, at the end of market, a man from local food shelf comes around & everybody gives him leftover things. Sometimes he has a big load!
I don't SELL anything from my garden, but I do love to GIVE things from my garden. I'm always sharing plant divisions, cuttings, and sharing excess produce with family, friends and neighbors. Last year I shared some Amaryllis with my next door neighbor, and today they are beginning to bloom, and seeing the glee on her face was quite warming. That's the kind of payment I enjoy!
Right now, I'm only selling eggs from my chickens. Even after what my DH & I, neighbors, relatives & friends get theirs, I still have at least 4 dozen a week left. I found a baker who only uses fresh eggs, so he comes around & gets them every week.
But, I'm planning on expanding my garden this spring & hope to be able to sell excell produce on a regular basis.
Yep, I share, divide, and donate, plus I teach what I know (if anything).
I have to teach; otherwise I am quite dull at conversation ("yes, and the foliage gets solar energy--from the sun, of course--and stores it in the bulb as sugars or starches so that in spring..." (notices glazed look) "I'm not boring you, am I?") repeat with anyone who will listen, on almost any topic. I teach so I can make conversation about the weather like a normal person.
So I'm not alone? Good! Spent 24 hrs with DH's boss who thought forsythia were like "wild tulips" that died every year and somehow spontaneously regenerated in the exact same spot! He really didn't want to hear any different, either.
It's not really selling but I give extra produce and herbs to my friends who run a small restaurant and they give me food in return. We also swap with friends who grow different veggies. We have never planted zucchini because a friend always plants way too much. I hope the weather will cooperate this year and allow us large tomato crop so we have plenty to share.
I don't know if this counts, but I decorate Birdhouse Gourds for the garden. I do have to buy the gourds as I have no room to grow them, but I love painting them and I sell them thru the Senior Craft Shoppe here in Ventura, CA
I also do some by mail.
I often get excess seedlings from winter sowing. Neighbors, friends nor relatives want none
of the little plants. Neighbors will take excess vegetables, but I usually don't have much of that. We don't have a very big garden area, so I don't usually have excess. What excess I do have, I can and freeze.
Isn't there a story about fishing that relates: teach fishing vs giving fish?
i share anything and everything lately have been sharing my meager knowledge about gardening at a class I teach..I also make crafty things mostly in the form of birdbaths recently did a demo on making BBs to a 4H group