We are giving away 4 copies of Steve Gabriel's book, Farming the Woods
Steve will be answering your questions in the woodland forum Monday through Friday!
See this thread for details
Permies likes farm income and the farmer likes Selling cantaloupes for income permies
  Search | Permaculture Wiki | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies | World Domination!
Register / Login
permies » forums » homesteading » farm income
Bookmark "Selling cantaloupes for income" Watch "Selling cantaloupes for income" New topic

Selling cantaloupes for income

Jim Norris

Joined: Apr 03, 2012
Posts: 1
I have been raising cantaloupes to sell now for three years..Have not had much luck.In 2011 it was so hot and dry the cantaloupe died off.This year I have plenty of water and lot more know how on growing cantaloupes. Now I need to advise on getting people to buy them.and how much to sell them for I'm in Texas.I was thinking of finding a whole sell buyer.but do not know where to look
Terri Matthews

Joined: Nov 21, 2010
Posts: 409
Location: Eastern Kansas
You might try a farmers market. but that will not move a large quantity.

You might try the grocery stores: lately it has been popular to put out a box of melons with the sign "Locally grown".

Lastly, when I was selling my blackberries I left some on consignment: If they sold good and I got paid, if they didn't then i would pick up the unsold fruit.

I was never big enough to go the wholesale route: might your extension agent be of help?
Varina Lakewood

Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 116
Location: Colorado
I know for a fact that Walmart buys locally grown produce at times.
subject: Selling cantaloupes for income
cast iron skillet 49er

more from paul wheaton's glorious empire of web junk: cast iron skillet diatomaceous earth sepp holzer raised garden beds raising chickens lawn care flea control missoula electric heaters permaculture videos permaculture books