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Reviews of Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow

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Book Profile
Author (1): Andrew W. Lee
Author (2): Jim Hightower

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: April 1995
Published by: Good Earth Publishing
List price: $19.95
ISBN Number: 0962464805



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
From the back cover

Discover how easy and profitable it is to grow and sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and small-livestock from your own Backyard Market Garden.

Learn how others grow and sell:
*14,000 pounds of food, on less than one-eighth acre -- Ohio.
*$150,000 from one-half acre, to fancy restaurants -- Calif.
*$40,000 from one acre of oriental raised beds -- Oregon.
*$36,000 from 3/4 acre, to city farmers markets -- Mass.

Learn how to:
*Earn top dollar, with minimum effort and maximum profits.
*Improve your garden soil for super yields and superb flavor
*Buy or build tools that speed your work and increase profits.
*Enjoy a guaranteed salary from community supported agriculture or a membership garden.

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Positive Koriput On Feb 3, 2013, Koriput wrote:

Covers most aspects of marketing garden products. Just finished reading it the second time and it is about like reading the market growers forum on this site (without the sidetalk). Even though it is a 1993 cy, most of the data (except prices) is still fairly appropriate. Recommended for the beginner marketeer for sure and probably good refresher for experienced marketeers looking to broaden their scope of operation. Covers soil preparation & maintenance, Tools of the trade, various aspects of actual marketing, many descriptions of small & large operations with income stats.

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