I have been VERY blessed to have been given the book backyard market gardening from a friend. I told her what I wanted to do. She found this book and It has saved me from making HUGE HUGE mistakes. #1 Im marketing now with simple fliers and buisness cards I have made on my computer. Im getting a coustomer base now in the winter. Im telling people what Im growing and taking requests. Im giving discounts on pre oreders of meats (chicken turkey duck goose rabbit pork). #2 make your animals do the work. Im making the pigs, poultry and rabbits muck and tear up my garden area. the pig is digging the soil nicley. why keep animals in one are and then have to clean up after them? I rotate the gadren area and animals. No clean up and wonderful mucked dirt. #3 find all areas you can sell your produce in. street corners, parking lots beaches. plan your area now. you dont want to get a whole lot of produce and it go to waste. MOST importantly find out the local laws call your local university extention agent. #4 talk talk talk talk talk to everyone and tell them your going to be doing a huge garden and selling your produce. So far I have 10 famlies who are interested in my project this year. I so far have 5 pigs sold (havent even bread the gilt yet) several rabbits and a whole lot of chicken and turkey sold just a few ducks and geese. #5 Finde a niche. I sell heritage breed turkey no genitic mutants here. Most people like cornish rock hens, but I have alot who prefer the heritage hens also. and several like stewing chickens. Or a good old rooster. Cater to your coustomer. Im looking at about $26,000 this year between meat and produce IF I sell everything and hit my peak as expected. But that does not include my costs going out. Last year on eggs and meat along I made about $4,000. Not including my out going costs. Im cutting out the middle man this year and have a farmer Im working with directly for my feed. he gets a higher price for his crop I get a cheaper price for my feed. and I get to tell everyone they are supporting the local farmes and economy by buying from me and that makes EVERONE happy! Just my two pennies. im tired sorry for all the errors. I need to get to bed.