22 May Farm Girl Produce
Farm Girl supporting local mom & pop farms, vineyards, and small batch producers. Located inside The Everything Under The Sun Flea Market.
Greg: Share a little about Farm Girl Produce.
Sue: “Farm Girl Produce was originally started in NY as a farm food delivery service. Being relocated to SC, Farm Girl Produce is now located at Everything Under the Sun Flea Market. Selling as much locally produced items as possible. I’m a firm believer in supporting local agriculture and local small batch producers.”
Greg: What inspired you to start Farm Girl Produce?
Sue: “Being an organic farmer for many years, it is now in my blood and soul. It came natural to start up this business here. It’s a win-win situation for farmers and consumers alike. Freshest products AND supporting our local farms and small batch producers.”
Greg: What were you doing prior to starting Farm Girl Produce?
Sue: “I relocated to SC because I am now a grandmother. I didn’t want to miss a minute of it, but I found myself going stir crazy being a sit-at-home woman. I have to keep busy so “Voila” Farm Girl Produce was my choice of staying busy!”
Greg: What is your proudest moment so far in regards to Farm Girl Produce?
Sue: “I see my business growing slowly but surely. Though I do consider myself a business woman, I am a little weak when it comes to my webpage, social media and getting the word out. I have to say because of the help from Chastain Media, I now see it will be possible and have my front page for my web page done. I am sure I have not hit my “proudest” moment yet. I think when you can purchase my line and also sell Farm Girl aprons, hats, shirts, etc. It should be then!”
Greg: Any encouraging words for others looking to start a business in this area?
Sue: “I’ll keep it simple with the encouragement…make sure its something that you believe in 100%. Don’t bite off more than you can chew and don’t offer things at the beginning and take it away later. Build slow and steady. Not reckless. “
Greg: How do you see Farm Girl Produce in a years time? Ten years time?
Sue: “In a years time, I would like to see my web page built and running with sales from all over the US. In ten years, even bigger and better and more PROFITABLE. It will take time for a return because of reinvesting in your business. I think it will be a few years before I will reap the rewards of all my hard work. I’ve already hired help for this season, so this little business is already helping increase the job market as well.”