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Market-driven farming

Whatever you are considering growing, have a plan for who is going to buy it before you plant it! Consider growing what the market needs, not just what you like to grow. Investigate what the local markets are lacking, pay attention to when products appear or disappear, look at what sells out in the first few hours of a farmers' market, and find a market window you can fill. And don't hesitate to talk to other growers, chefs, and market managers.

For Commercial Growers or those considering commercial crop production in Placer and Nevada Counties: please call Cindy Fake at 530-889-7385 or e-mail for further information or assistance.

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