4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2017 12:58 PM by gatewaytowers

    Farmer's Market

    marypaul

      Hello, I'm new to Tower Talk.  I joined because I'm thinking about purchasing a tower to grow vegetable for the farmer's market.

      Does anybody else do this?  I'm wondering if it's profitable because the cost of the tower is so much$.

        • Re: Farmer's Market
          joed

          Hi marypaul, I think the following flyer may help you calculate your return on investment... which is a lot sooner than you think when you consider the average cost of something like a non-GMO, pesticide-free beefsteak and/or cherry tomato... and the fact that you can harvest daily baskets of them from a TG (see photo below)...

           

          TG-Veggie Cost Comparison

          https://towertalk.jiveon.com/docs/DOC-1223

           

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          -- [please mark this post as "Correct Answer" (under Actions menu) and/or "Helpful" when appropriate] -- Happy Growing! -JoeD towergarden level2concepts tgtech TG Tech

          • Re: Farmer's Market
            dniezby

            marypaul wrote:

             

            Hello, I'm new to Tower Talk. I joined because I'm thinking about purchasing a tower to grow vegetable for the farmer's market.

            Does anybody else do this? I'm wondering if it's profitable because the cost of the tower is so much$.

            Ever since I received my tower I've been thinking of ways to move use the volume of produce this can put out. I'm growing some lettuces, green onion, bush belle and zavory peppers, Roma tomatoes, cilantro, basil, garlic chives and more. Stuff is just growing like crazy.

             

            As for the cost, I must live in a really expensive area because I don't think the cost of the Tower is that expensive. Especially since I can purchase it in payments. I added everything I could to my payment plan and I pay $71 a month.  This clearly outweighs the cost of produce I WAS buying every few days. I was spending between $30 and $60 a week on produce.  Now I purchase minimal items like some fruits and veggies that I currently am not set up to grow.

            • Re: Farmer's Market
              gatewaytowers

              Hello, I own a tower farm (21 towers) and we have a CSA as well as participate in a farmers market. Feel free to reach out to me with questions. info@calveycreekfarm.com or our website www.GatewayTowerFarm.com

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