Learn Cut Flower Growing | Lessons from a seasoned farmer podcast

006: Blooming Profits: Harvesting Your Flowers and Learning from Your Farmer's Market

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Join me as I recount the blossoming journey of selling at the farmer's markets. Listen in as I reveal the secrets to a successful market day, from efficient harvesting systems to on-site bouquet arrangements. You'll hear about the trials and triumphs of navigating customer expectations and the magic of real-time adaptation — like the joy of saving a bride's day with a last-minute floral arrangement. Discover how to charm the early birds with ready bouquets and the art of making every flower count, even without the luxury of a cooler.

You'll learn the ins and outs of managing a stand, finding your niche amidst the competition, and the unexpected lessons that come from customer feedback. Whether you're a stay-at-home mompreneur or balancing a day job, this episode is packed with tips to keep your flowers fresh and your passion for gardening flourishing. Grab your gardening gloves or a cup of coffee, and let's cultivate your cut flower business together.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Strategies for bouquet preparation and selling without a cooler.

  • Importance of adaptability and customer interaction for on-the-spot bouquet creation and market sales.

  • Overcoming competition and criticism to find one's niche and diversify offerings in the cut flower market.

  • Learning from market dynamics and customer preferences to inform future flower farming and sales strategies.

  • Tips for managing without a cooler and maintaining flower freshness for market days.

  • The role of the farmer's market in personal and business development for aspiring flower entrepreneurs.

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