My Rhubarb is in it’s thrid leaf and I finally have some to sell. The issue it that I really don’t know all that much about Rhubarb. I need to know how much I should put in a bunch and how much should I charge. Also, I think I remember that you should cut off most of the leaf, just leave a bit at the top of the stalk, is that right? I need all the tips I can get!
After doing a little research, I figured this might work:
8 stalks = 4 cups (usually the amount needed for a pie)
Walmart is selling a bunch of 6-7 stalks for 4.74, I figure my local, organically grown (slightly larger) bunch could be priced at 6.00 a bunch.
Does that sound fair?
It can sell for what the market will bear. If you are in a city with a Whole Foods crowd, you may be able to get organic prices. If you are in a more rural area you may be able to get slightly below supermarket prices.
How do you plan to retail it? If you plan on using Facebook marketplace you could see if any pops in there already and how much it goes for. Otherwise you will have to trial and error your pricing.
Heck depending on how you market it you may find that there are some venues where it won’t move even if you give it away while others will support organic prices. It is all part of the expertise you develop when selling stuff.
I agree with Don, do some research on what other people are selling for in the surrounding area and if you don’t sell it, freeze it and make pies to sell later on!
I sell to food hubs, road side stand, farmers markets, etc. I am pretty sure that I can find a buyer, I just want to make sure that I am not underpricing (less concerned about “overpricing”, if someone wants to buy it for a high price, lol). I checked the USDA ag market service also. I contacted one of my large buyers and requested 5.00/lb… we’ll see.
Yes, that is def. my plan, well except, I make jams, so I will plan to make strawberry-rhubarb jam.
Pricing is such a funny thing. When my daughter was selling stuff on eBay she would ask me to write the descriptions because I had a knack for blurb that would encourage people to pay for it. She thought it was funny that when selling things that appealed to women I sounded and everybody assumed I was a woman, when I sold things that appealed to men I sounded like a beer drinking car fixing dude.
There is also the fact that what we think should work and what actually works may not be the same. If your attempts fail don’t give up, next time try a different angle.
I really don’t like Rubarb because it is such a high fat high sugar content food.
Only if you cook with those things… Rhubarb itself is neither?
I don’t cook it with sugar or fat, My wife does.