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This is a place we can share and help each other in our new industry.  If you have already established yourself in the industry or are looking to this group is for you.

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New IBC Grow Out Tanks

Started by Phil Slaton Mar 30, 2015. 0 Replies

The barrels in the back of the 6-IBC grow out tanks are 2-media filters, 1 lava rock filter and on the extreme left, the sump.The large 1,000 tanks in the back are not currently in use.Continue

Aquaponics start-up. Still undergoing business plan - In SPAIN - Help need it (please)

Started by Atreyu M. Last reply by William B Lunche Dec 16, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello every body. I am seriously researching in order to create a AQ start-up. Hope to develop a feasible business plan. It looks like no one has tried AQ in Spain al though it is a perfect country…Continue

One on One advice

Started by William Kohut. Last reply by William Kohut Jul 30, 2014. 2 Replies

I would to talk to someone who started their business One on one hopefully. Either through email , skype or if local enough meet with them. As I have a bunch of questions of what you went through to…Continue

Pricing

Started by William Kohut. Last reply by Phil Slaton Jun 20, 2014. 7 Replies

As i am writing my business plan. I am trying to work on prices for catfish and minnows, How do you people work on your pricing ?Continue

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Comment by Jay Wolf on April 12, 2011 at 1:01pm
@Chris - I have been trying to go that route but can't seem to get any of the reps to return my phone calls.  I am going another route.  Talking with chefs and going the back way in.  I'll let you know how that goes.  Thanks for the tip!!!!!!
Comment by chris taylor Swamp Creek Farms on April 12, 2011 at 12:39pm
@ Jay   ---   hey you might be able to contact the local food distributor for the restaurants and get a price on vegetable,  I know that they change every day,  but it would give you an idea of the $$.  I'm a chef and I know the sells reps wont have a problem with helping you out.  Maybe help you sell some of it.  I wouldn't tell them everything, they might think your out to cut them out.  Just an idea.
Comment by Peter on April 12, 2011 at 12:31pm

 @ Michael,   are you in Ft.Lauderdale ?  e-mail me with your phone #

 

Comment by Peter on April 12, 2011 at 12:30pm

@ Jay    Buzz word is "organic"  to get better price. Other approach is to ask restaurant for "high demand plants"  herbs..etc   which have to be fresh.  Adjust your production to the demand the best price you can get.  Growing time and production cost on your side are the most important factors for you to make money.

 

Comment by Michael Levin on April 12, 2011 at 12:23pm
Comment by Michael Levin on April 12, 2011 at 12:05pm

Hi there, I am going to be working with a guy here in South Florida that owns fish farms (tropical live bearers for the hobbyist) and his pools (cement, above ground) are 15 feet by 15 feet and I want to add a hydroponic conversion to the top of the tanks like an ebb and flow system.

Any ideas or resources would be appreciated.

I will post some pics as well

Mike

 

 

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Comment by Jay Wolf on April 12, 2011 at 12:03pm
Added you as a friend Peter.  The only problem I am having right now is figuring out pricing for the plants.  I know what margins the grocery stores are using for produce (I have friends in the biz) but I feel like I am in the dark as to what restaurant pricing would be.  Any suggestions?
Comment by Peter on April 12, 2011 at 11:47am

  like any other business, local research about price, demand and supply and I would suggest find out  BEFORE you build a commercial system .  e-mail and we can talk about..... :)

 

Comment by Jay Wolf on April 12, 2011 at 7:52am
Anyone want to start talking about the marketing, branding, and sales side of the business?  Can't be successful without knowing these aspects of the biz.  Just sayin'.........   
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on March 19, 2011 at 5:15pm
Thought this group might find this NYTimes article about the new generation of farmers interesting
 

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