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New Food Regulations Threaten Small Businesses

New Food Regulations Threaten Small Businesses

£300 per food hygiene inspection, per year? Not too much from the point of view of Northern Foods or Marks and Spencer perhaps, but it’s a lot for many small or micro businesses, and the vast majority of our food businesses are small businesses, yet they create far more employment than their larger competitors, and […]

By February 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Smallholder’s Guide to Crowdfunding

The Smallholder’s Guide to Crowdfunding

The biggest barrier to anyone’s hopes and dreams is often cash, but raising capital to fund a project is no longer just about talking to a bank. Paul Melnyczuk investigates the dos and don’ts of crowdfunding your smallholding. I attended a conference on funding community supported agriculture; the buzzword was ‘crowdfunding’. We used it to […]

By September 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Selling Your Produce at Country Markets

Selling Your Produce at Country Markets

Lucy Hill provides a real ‘no risk’ solution through the nationwide Country Markets co-operative organisation See Also: A Guide to Selling at Farmers Markets Selling Eggs at the Farm Gate Get Bartering How to Make Your Plants Pay for themselves Smallholders and Producers Guide to Social Media   Do you ever have craft items or […]

By February 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
LETS Get Bartering

LETS Get Bartering

Linda McDonald-Brown shares her tips on bartering. See also: A Guide to Selling at Farmers Markets Smallholders and Producers Guide to Social Media Selling Eggs at the Garden Gate Making Your Smallholding Pay   Living the good life nowadays is expensive; even if you just grow a few vegetables and keep four or five chickens, […]

By February 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
A Guide to Selling at Farmers Markets

A Guide to Selling at Farmers Markets

Selling at Farmers Markets Simon Dawson and his family are Devon smallholders and regulars at the region’s county fairs and farmers’ markets. We asked him to put together his tips for a guide to selling at farmers markets. If you are looking for a great guide for selling at farmers markets, this is the article […]

By January 5, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
How to Make Your Plants Pay for Themselves

How to Make Your Plants Pay for Themselves

  Henry Burwood considers how to make your plants pay for themselves on the home farmer by setting up a small business. This article gives ideas for few places to get you started. This is not about making a living out of it enabling you to give up the day job but more about selling […]

By December 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Foraging Fox – Foodie Business

The Foraging Fox – Foodie Business

I stumbled upon The Foraging Fox – or perhaps I should say I stumbled upon the rather beautiful looking Beetroot Ketchup made by a company called The Forage Fox on Twitter. I love hearing about new foodie business start-ups. This is a creative industry made up of people turning their passion, and their kitchens, into […]

By November 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Small-Producers Guide to Social Media

The Small-Producers Guide to Social Media

Sam Keenan of Plus 24 Marketing looks at how smallholders, small-producers, crafter and home farmers can benefit from social media, Social media can sometimes appear daunting, and might just seem superfluous, especially if you are going through the process of setting up or expanding a business, but that would be a grave mistake in today’s […]

New Clothing Range for Smallholders and Home Farmers

New Clothing Range for Smallholders and Home Farmers

Home Farmer subscribers Richard and Victoria Hardman, owners of Ramble House Clothing, have spotted a gap in the market – one that broadcasts to the world that they’re ‘Good Lifers’ and proud of it. Young farmers and equestrian devotees have been able to get slogan-emblazoned T-shirts and hoodies for years, but there hasn’t been anything […]

Raw Milk – a Real Treat from Bygone Times

Raw Milk – a Real Treat from Bygone Times

Food is political, but milk is extremely political. Farmers complain about the payment they receive for it, and the government doesn’t want to offend the farming community, but what the group farmers are complaining about includes supermarkets, and the government really doesn’t want to offend them. Supermarkets require milk as a loss-leader (together with bananas, […]

By September 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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