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Coates Harvest Presentation

  1. 1. Harvesting for Profit A “Small” Scale Vegetable Harvest System Kent and Ruth Coates Nature’s Route Farm 785 Route 16 Point de Bute, NB E4L 2P1 (506) 536-3562 [email_address] http://naturesroutefarm.ca
  2. 2. <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Our System similar to “Lean” = reduce waste </li></ul><ul><li>Picking Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>Nature’s Route Farm Outline
  3. 3. Nature’s Route Farm Background <ul><li>Farming Full Time for 2 Years (Mechanical Engineer) </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSA (52 week) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmer’s Market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growing Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tripled in 2 nd Year and will Double in 3 rd Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started with 1.2 Acres  4+ Acres planned for 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Nature’s Route Farm Needs Assessment <ul><li>Identify YOUR Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the Consumer’s Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From a Resource Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our Farm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fresh (hour old) produce with minimized packaging - HIGHEST QUALITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Person, Minimal Infrastructure, Fast, Safe, Quality (harder as you get more employees) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How OLD is your produce when you sell it? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nature’s Route Farm Our System <ul><li>1. Get Organized – Pick Just the Right Stuff!!! </li></ul>White Board
  6. 6. Nature’s Route Farm Our System <ul><li>Get Organized – Pick Just the Right Stuff!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Quality – QA in field </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time of Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Nature’s Route Farm Our System <ul><li>Get Organized – Pick Just the Right Stuff!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Quality – QA in field - time of day – weather - handling </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety – Segregation, Constantly Mindful </li></ul><ul><li>-Have a Plan </li></ul>
  8. 8. Nature’s Route Farm Our System <ul><li>Get Organized – Pick Just the Right Stuff!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Quality – QA in field - time of day – weather - handling </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety – Segregation, Constantly Mindful </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Vegetable Stand – Pack and GO!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Nature’s Route Farm Our System <ul><li>Get Organized – Pick Just the Right Stuff!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Quality – QA in field - time of day – weather - handling </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety – Segregation, Constantly Mindful </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Vegetable Stand – Pack and GO!!! </li></ul><ul><li>No Packaging – sell produce “bulk” – find a way to make it fast </li></ul>
  10. 10. Nature’s Route Farm Our System <ul><li>Get Organized – Pick Just the Right Stuff!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Quality – QA in field - time of day – weather - handling </li></ul><ul><li>Food Safety – Segregation, Constantly Mindful </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Vegetable Stand – Pack and GO!!! </li></ul><ul><li>No Packaging – sell produce “bulk” – find a way to make it fast </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly Improve </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Remove Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize – use $ as a guide </li></ul><ul><li>-“Just in Time” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nature’s Route Farm Picking System <ul><li>Lettuce </li></ul>
  12. 12. Nature’s Route Farm Picking System <ul><li>Carrots/Beets/Parsnips </li></ul>We top our Carrots now (100cm stem)
  13. 13. Nature’s Route Farm Picking System <ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul>
  14. 14. Nature’s Route Farm Picking System <ul><li>Dried Beans – think twice… </li></ul>
  15. 15. Nature’s Route Farm Eggs <ul><li>Mobile Coops (aspiration and reality) </li></ul><ul><li>Nesting Boxes </li></ul>
  16. 16. Nature’s Route Farm Picking System <ul><li>Everything Else (no pictures) </li></ul><ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Broccoli </li></ul><ul><li>Beans (green) </li></ul><ul><li>Onions </li></ul><ul><li>Swiss Chard </li></ul><ul><li>Vines (cucumber/squash/pumpkin) </li></ul><ul><li>Storage Vegetables (root crops) </li></ul><ul><li>Picking Schedule </li></ul>
  17. 17. Discussion

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