Re: retail honey prices
Good advice BSweet/ Mark.
Mark what are you getting here in NY for your small containers (1lb/2lb)?
I have found it to be true that low price makes for pessimistic customers. When I have explained/justified my rates for my remodeling bus/beef/chickens/eggs/honey that I get people thinking about quality, & I get word of mouth referals & orders. If you are in biz & running with what I call upstarts you will be a ways down the road & find that it's not worth the work.
I am always ready to educate the consumer about the honey biz(the little that I know) & I have found an educated consumer will most always chose quality. I am passionate about quality for my family & customers & it always comes down to giving them the best that I can. If they are looking for cheap they will always find it. I'd rather go broke watching the Flinstones in front of my TV than go broke bust'n my hump @ upstart rates.
I am in my 2nd yr of selling honey & would like to hear more about a co-op of sorts; small farmers here sell their hay through the season @ retail, & @ the end of the season they sell it @ auctions.
Last edited by lakebilly; 01-03-2012 at 07:15 AM.
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