I have a big backyard, how can I utilize that to make some money?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by yanks26, May 25, 2010.

  1. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am home from summer and do not have any income since I work a volunteer job. Cash is running low and I want to be entrepreneurial and do something with my 2 acre backyard. Whether it be growing something / selling it or building something / selling it, I want to be productive with my time and make some money.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could be doing to make myself some money?

    Ex) Growing tomatoes and selling them to a farm stand.
    Or building honey beehives and selling them.

    I appreciate your help everyone!
     
  2. Xodrana

    Xodrana Out Of The Brooder

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    Grow herbs, vegtable starts . Your farm stand is a good idea. Craft items sell well some places.
     
  3. BC_Farms

    BC_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where in CT are you?? I know that MCC has a farmer's market that you can apply to sell at (it costs like $150 though) that starts in July and goes through October (sell pumpkins?).

    You could sell plants too, not just fruits/veggies.

    Hives might work but I'm not sure what the market is like for that. I'd imagine that chicken tractors or rabbit hutches would be more worthwhile.
     
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instead of building hives I would start a few hives and sell the honey. A quart of honey goes for 8 dollars here and probably 12 where you are at.
     
  5. Princess Lay-a

    Princess Lay-a Chillin' With My Peeps

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