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Indian corn price - dang

Discussion in 'Homemade Products' started by CrealCritter, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Sep 27, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    $4.00 for 3 ears. That's $16.00 a dozen - dang!

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    Mini Horses

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    Yep. And stores sell out! Those city slickers love to decorate with it. We are more concerned with how to eat it. :D Then, after Thanksgiving, they throw it away. We feed it to the chickens, etc. Same with pumpkins, etc.

    I walked into a WalMart the other day and they had racks of nice, large pumpkins at $9.98 each! :th Even the smaller, 4-6# ones were $5. Wish farmer next door would grow those & not cotton.

    Lot of hand harvesting costs with these type things. But, nice niche for homesteaders at a Farmer's Market or roadside stand.
     
  3. Sep 27, 2018
    baymule

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    My daughter buys pumpkins to decorate the front yard from Halloween to Christmas. Then I get them and give to the Sheep and chickens.

    @CrealCritter i see a cash crop for you!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    No kidding... I would grow indian corn all day long for $16.00 a dozen. Only one problem... how to market?
     
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    Mini Horses

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    If you can't be there, find a stand that will buy from you for $8 a doz. They KNOW they will sell. Even some of your grocery, small craft outlets will take them. Sell them at a church & donate 1/2....any flea markets near you? Parking lot of a shopping center, beauty shops, etc. THINK local. :caf
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I got my daughter thinking about how to market also. Now that I know what it is and I can grow it.
     
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    Indian corn bundled with baling twine. Does it get any more fall in the country than this? Clearly I ain't no fashion bug! I just might have a case of toxic masculinity, just a little.

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    HomesteaderWife

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    Store pumpkins around Halloween are too expensive. Who needs them if you grow gourds?

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    We grow our own corn too
     

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