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Spotlight on Tanglebloom Farm & Melissa Masters
By Melissa Pasanen At Tanglebloom Flower Farm, daffodils are part of the risk management strategy to protect the farm’s high-value flower crops like foxglove and delphinium. “I have so many problems with voles,” farmer-owner Melissa Masters says. “I heard they … Continue reading
Posted in Business management, Farmer Success Stories, Financial Management, Marketing, Quality of life, risk management Tagged crop plans, CSA, customer service, farmers markets, flowers, new farmers, sustainable agriculture, viability Comments Off on Spotlight on Tanglebloom Farm & Melissa Masters
What Your Employees Don’t Know Will Hurt Your Business
This time of year many farmers and growers begin prepping for the market season. Before long, customers will be lining up at local farm stands and farmers’ markets ready to buy. Before the cash changes hands, however, many customers are … Continue reading
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(Safe) Harvest time at Farmers Markets!
I have always loved autumn, and I enjoy it even more now that I live in tree-filled Vermont (particularly on warm, sunny days :))! As a kid, I think I liked it partially because my birthday is in September… Now, … Continue reading
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