Thursday, August 30, 2012
Food Farmer Earth: Diversifying Helps Small Farm Thrive
"Diversifying my markets as a farmer has really helped me keep a cash flow coming in," said Theresa Draper of Draper Girls Country Farm in Parkdale, Oregon.
The second part of my interview with Theresa explores how she expanded her business from selling fruit at the family's farm stand to offering a u-pick option, and how she developed value-added products like cider, dried apples and jams. From there she started vending at farmers' markets, added a farm stay in the old family farmhouse and even sells the meat from her lambs.
Watch Part One of my interview with Theresa Draper of Draper Girls Country Farm. Read more about her and her farm.