Hi Curtis , really good information on how to market your products . I have been a sales person at plant nurseries for over twenty years and your right . If you give great customer service , share information and your nice to your customers it will improve your sales ten fold 😎
We are located on a busy roadway and when I sold my vegetables about twenty years ago we sold everything directly from the farm. We came back to market farming two years ago and sell primarily at our local Farmers Market but may reopen farm sales in time. I see little mention of that option, but I know from personal experience that it can work well.
This is great! I love being able to play the video, rewind and repeat for something I didn’t quite get. For instance, I had never heard the phrase you used and wondered what you were talking about…Pilot high, watch it fly. Drugs? What does it have to do with selling produce? I went back and listened more closely…“Pile it high, watch it fly” makes more sense.
Great content. Working retail for 17 years before selling at the farmers’ market, I observe many basic customer service errors. (I’m not perfect, and I’m included.) Vendors sit down, eyes down absorbed by their phone or crochet project. Vendors chatting to each other while customers wait. Vendors with illegible or non-existent price cards. Help the customer buy from you. It’s a good investment.
I agree in part about how it is in Spain. It very regional dependent. Here you can find world class high end restaurants. The usual way to grow is doing it in a “huerto”, usually by older people for home use.
Spain is an important vegetable provider for whole Europe, and the biggest organic grower in Europe, but the customer is European, not Spanish. The best produce is exported.