Vegetarian Business Idea: Your Backyard Farmer (dot com)
Posted Sep 22 2008 11:05am
Just ran into a neat vegetarian business idea over at Springwise, Your Backyard Farmer. Based in Oregon, the organic gardening business is run by two very smart women.
Your Backyard Farmer requires just a plot of land big enough to feed the mouths involved—10 by 10 square feet is about the minimum for an individual or a family of two—along with six hours of direct sunlight a day and an outdoor water source. In exchange, the farming team will provide clients with an organic vegetable farm right outside their door, customized to their family’s size and dining choices. Customers get to choose the produce they want grown from a seasonal list of summer and fall crops. Your Backyard Farmer both installs and visits the garden once a week to weed, harvest and do any additional plantings necessary. Each time they leave, a basket of freshly harvested vegetables is left behind that’s cleaned and ready to be cooked or eaten. Weekly costs for a garden big enough to feed a family of four are roughly USD 40.
This is an idea that can be implemented by anyone anywhere. But especially in rural areas, where is land abundant. Imagine supplying your local neighborhood with fresh organic veggies, and getting paid to do it.
I love this idea, and although i’m not a good gardener. I did have a hand at it last Summer, with my very first tomato mini-garden. If you’ve never tasted a home grown tomato, you are really missing out on delish flavor. Store bought tomatoes versus organic home grown tomatoes, just don’t compare in TASTE.
To read more on Your Backyard Farmer, hit the website.