By Amanda Ryder
Focus on fresh-cut herbs
Growing and Selling Fresh-Cut Herbs, a definitive guide for those looking to start or expand their own herb business, focuses entirely on fresh-cut herbs.
Nov. 25, 2011 – Growing and Selling Fresh-Cut Herbs is a definitive guide for those looking to start or expand their own
herb business. The book focuses entirely on fresh-cut herbs for the grower who
supplies restaurants or supermarkets, vends at farmers markets, or sells
from her own retail space.
Discussed are the value of a business plan and how to find the right
niche for the business. Whether selling to supermarkets, wholesalers,
brokers, or caterers, growers will benefit from these business tips.
Valuable advice is provided on financing; honoring local zoning laws;
creating invoices and packing slips; managing employees; pricing and
marketing; maintaining accounts; and increasing business.
All aspects of building a greenhouse are addressed, from selecting a
prime location and building a structure to the equipment needed to grow,
including lights, thermostats, benches, and irrigation systems. Other
topics include growing and nurturing plants from germination through
harvest; assessing the needs of different herb crops and edible flowers;
and harvesting and packaging the finished product.
For more information or to buy this book, visit the Annex Bookstore.