paul wheaton wrote:
Maybe you need to make up a sheet that talks about it:
1) It is a native food.
2) Of all the greens, picky eaters prefer nettles.
3) How about taking a nettle dish to the restaurants and giving them a taste.
4) I think it could be used (by a restaurant) as a publicity tool - have the restaurant offer a reporter a free sample to try it.
5) I think you should make a sheet that explains all sorts of interesting things about nettles and hand that out with the nettles.
6) An excellent thing to put in CSA boxes.
C'mon folks, that's six. Let's see if we can collectively get to 12!
Travis Philp wrote:I know of a thick patch of fiddleheads and nettles which spreads several acres. The fiddleheads are an easy sell but the nettles...not so much. I've only tried selling to restaurants. My strategy was to give out samples. Nobody I solicited to wanted to buy any even then.
I've seen the video where Skeeter talks about selling nettles but I'm wondering how he markets them, and who he's marketing to (too?). My impression was that selling to medicinal companies meant you get low end prices that aren't worth the trouble unless you're going extremely large scale.