The total amount of time I spent on potatoes over the season was probably about 120 hours for which I got 600 pounds. That is 0.2 hours per pound. If I could charge Natural Farms delivered prices at my garden gate, I would thus be working for $4.00 to $6.50 an hour. Doesn't sound so great but I think not bad for a first try and considering I did almost everything by hand.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The viral marketing department found a prospective customer for my potatoes, even though I didn't ask them to. So I had to come up with a price. The Natural Farms online catalog had organic potatoes for $0.80 to $1.30 a pound, delivered, so I set the higher price for the hand-sorted ones and the lower price for the "use me first" seconds.
Posted by Graham S. Wright at 1:34 PM