Cash Crops

01/07/2022

Sky-rocketing fruit and veggie prices and technology combine to make it one of the best times to turn your gardeing skills into a money making opportunity, here's why.

A substantial part of the cost of fruit and veggies at the local shops is the transport and admin costs (including check-out staff), particularly when there is a wholesalers in the middle. Now The Farmers Lot can help you turn your backyard greener, by selling your efforts online.

Our handy features for growers

  • Use our vendor map to see who selling in your neighbourhood, now just about any home can be the local fuit and veg! 
  • You can require customers pay in advance, that way you know they are genuine and you don't have large amounts of money lying around!
  • Want to deliver? Yes you can with our live shipping rates from Australia Post! Please see the section on "perishable items" on their packaging guidance page for current policies.

Some things to think about

  • You must be mindful that some areas may have quarentine restrictions, if you deliver then it is your responsibility, you can find a national list at https://interstatequarantine.org.au/travellers/quarantine-zones/ 
  • If you are selling your product by weight then your scales may need to be certified (search the web for weight & measures and your State)
  • Food safety is your reponsibility, be particularly careful if you are using any form of chemicals (including fertilizers and pesticides). Read the instuctions completely and carefuly, keeping a keen eye out for "withholding" periods, "do not consume" and similar
  • If you are going out and meeting people or having customers come to you, please carefully consider your and your families safety.
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