Sunday, December 2, 2012

Experiment: Setting up a web shop for our farm produce

I am setting up a web shop for organic produce from our farm!

There is no business model or business case for this new experiment of setting up a shop for the organic produce.  I find that farming (atleast my amateur farming) has been a loss making venture (farming in general unless subsidized heavily is low margin business)

What troubles me is waste - The little we grow goes waste due to unavailability of buyers and several times even takers(for FOOD in a place where there is starvation probably in the same village!) While we have always read about middle men, information arbitrage, poor food processing and transport facilities, experiencing it first hand and feeling helpless is painful and profound at the same time.

If you are interested keep a tab on this link (book mark it) to know whats available fresh - Padmavathi Organic Foods (thats my granmothers name:-))

For those interested in Organic Farming, I have setup a blog too and will be posting my notes/pictures, relative costs, guidance etc. Please feel free to contribute if you have a farm here.

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  1. Hi Karthik,
    Kindly have a look at this FB page...
    Nalla Keerai (Good Greens!)

    group of youngsters into farming.. hope it will be useful to you...


    good one..