Do you "specialize"?
We have a pretty good zone and I have a pretty good locale for berry production. As well, the berry seasons fairly well match our market. Strawberries start in May, then blue berries ad black berries in June and July, and I've purchased a newer variety of raspberry that is supposed to be late summer. I've also got a few trees started, peaches and apples, Arkansas black apples which are popular here because of the tradition. That would give me some fall fruit. I'm just wondering if any of you "specialize" like that and if it is a good strategy. Our market seems to be flooded with produce as well as being rural a lot of people garden, and we compete with several permanent summer produce stands around town. I've thought about growing the less common veggies (asparagus, kolrobi, mushrooms) but I don't think the customer base is "snooty" enough for that. It seems to be more about "fresh". I have done okay with corn as I specifically grow peaches and cream and am able to keep from deep discounts when corn floods the market. Several years back I had a half acre of strawberries and sold everything I picked. It was too much for me to handle, though, so I'm looking at trying to do smaller plantings of different fruit and multiple varieties that will stretch my season out the longest I can. The goal being a smaller but steady supply.