Selling flats of Salad Mix
I wanted to try out the salad mix I bought from Johnny's this year before I grow it outside. So I took a 1020 flat, put some potting mix in it, sprinkled some seeds and 3-4 weeks later (tonight) we ate them. The salad bowl was empty!
My wife thought of this one. My question is this. Do you think there would be a market for selling living flats of salad mix? Talk about FRESH SALAD! I mean, we clipped probably 1/4 of it for our family meal tonight. It would probably make 4 meals out of the flat and then, if it was cared for, they should get a second cutting.
Has anyone seen this done before? Would it work? I mean, I could handle selling salad mix this way. No clipping, washing, drying, bagging. Also, if it didn't sell, I could bring it home and take it to the next market. I could also just harvest the greens and sell them too.
I can put 1 flat in one of my tubs I take to market. They have lids and so I could easily stack 5 high in the truck. So that takes care of transportation. I was thinking I would have to charge $8-10 a flat to make it work and be fairly profitable. I mean 10-12 flats a week, that would be a nice little chunk of change for almost no work!
Also, I thought I could start them inside under the lights and transfer them to the high tunnels. Maybe even make a shelf on the sidewalls to set them on. Hmmm, maybe I am on to something.
Any ideas? Good, Bad, Dumb?