...And it's time to plant! Beaverton (Ore.) has one of the finest Farmer's Markets I've seen. I know it would eat up
this season waiting, but if you were to monitor it this summer / fall you might find out what sells - or, what looks interesting to you? I was shocked by the fruit quality last fall; no doubt sprayed religiously (unlike mine), size and appearance was consistently impressive between "booths."
Here's a thought! I just received a flyer / signup sheet for the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce 2005 Ag/Forestery Tour
on Sat. July 9 - from 11:30AM to 8PM. They're touring 4 locations; two of which may interest you: Dunroamin Kiwi Ranch
(25 acre kiwi farm), and Oliphant's Orchards
(featuring ready-picked & u-pick apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, hazelnuts and walnuts). You can E-mail, Dana Schmiding at: email@example.com
(or phone: 503-648-1102) - for the ($50) details.
We're all looking for that niche market... but you're so "close-in" - the possibilities seem endless! Blasting my "Dream-crop" out over the Internet seems a bit stupid; but if Steve, our webmaster, would give you my E-mail address, we could "talk