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Growing Flowers and Business

When Molly McCleary’s grandfather needed a caregiver, she decided to grow flowers because it provides a good ROI for a small acreage. McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, has hired a …

In addition to feeding people in need with Hillbilly Smokers, Paul Allen has been spending a lot of time with his children. With school cancelled, Allen has been keeping his daughters occupied with …

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says most of their apprentices and interns are searching for a career more in line with their values and interests. Millsap says they greet potential …

When Martha Cooper, owner of Cafe Basilico, moved back to Springfield, she had trouble finding a job because job requirements had changed for surgical technicians. Though she had previously owned a …

“We always suggest that you write a good business plan,” says Martha Cooper, owner of Cafe Basilico. “You need to have something that shows that you have thought everything completely through …

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says their business model has changed over their twelve years in business. He says the question is no longer whether something is possible, but rather what …

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says they started out growing produce on a half acre of land. When they turned a profit, they decided to scale their production up to seven acres. “Anybody …

Learn how customer surveys and the Amazon business model inspired Curtis Millsap to find technology to give his customers a better Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program experience at Millsap Farms. His intention was to create a better product for his customers, but discovered it also opened up new markets for the small family-owned agribusiness.

Catherine and Thor Bersted, owners of Lavender Falls Farm say trying to meet customer demand can be challenging. The Bersteds previously dried more than 50% of their lavender crop, but have shifted …

Thor and Catherine Bersted started Lavender Falls Farm without a business loan. In this candid conversation four years into the venture, they share their personal ups, downs, doubts, and the lessons …

Catherine and Thor Bersted, owners of Lavender Falls Farm, sold their wares from a kiosk in the Battlefield Mall for the past two years. This year, they had an opportunity to open an actual store in …

“I get everything local, as much as possible,” says Ashley Tate, owner of Sugar’s Pies and Sundries. Tate uses local fruits and berries in her pies as well as other ingredients that come from …

 Katie Baker, owner of The Gracious Plate, says she started her locally-sourced, meal-prep business at the worst possible time. Baker opened in January when there wasn’t much variety of locally …

Catherine and Thor Bersted, Owners of Lavender Falls Farm, say don't be afraid to try something new. Take a chance.

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