Suggested crops to grow in a small area?
Hi everyone, I'm hoping to get some advice.
I'm currently in an agri-business incubation program. It's the programs first year and we're just getting started, this weekend we will be picking out seeds. We're growing in 4x8 beds, with pallets as additional growing space.
Originally, the plan was that we would sell to several different end markets but now it's looking like the best option is going to be selling at the farmers market. We've been told not to fool with more common crops because of our limited area. We simply can't produce enough bulk to compete with other growers when it comes to basics like tomatoes, beans or cucumbers.
A few instructors have said greens, herbs and berries are probably our best options. I'm considering shallots, yellow strawberries and maybe ground cherries as well. I'd like your opinions on this and if you can suggest any other good crops for market in such a small bed, it would be appreciated.