Making Money off the Garden
A favorite way for us to make money from our homestead is with our Goat Milk Tallow Soap. It’s a great way to incorporate herbs and forages!
Making Money off the Garden: Laws and Community
Also, do some research on your community. Where is there a need? Is there a gap in the offerings to your community?
A great way to figure out what the needs are is to simply ASK! People love sharing their opinions, so if you do a poll on Facebook or Instagram, you will likely get all kinds of ideas about what the needs are in your area.
Making Money off the Garden: 45 Ways to Make Money off YOUR Garden
- Sell Fresh Herbs
- Sell Dried Herbs
- Sell Tinctutres from Herbs
- Sell Salves/Lotions from Herbs
- Sell Hydrosols from Herbs/Fruits/Veggies
- Offer Photo Opportunities in a Flower Patch
- Offer Photo Opportunities in Trellised Areas
- Sell Heirloom Seeds
- Sell Cut Flowers
- Put a Stand at the Road
- Put a Wagon at the Road
- Sell Seasoned Salts with Herbs
- Sell Plants Starts in the Spring
- Sell Plant Starts in the Summer
- Sell Plant Starts in the Fall
- Sell Herb Starts for Indoor Growing
- Sell Microgreen Kits for Indoor Growing
- Sell Homeschool Kits for Starting a Garden
- Sell Produce at a Farmer’s Market
- Wholesale Produce to a Local Farm Stand
- Sell Mushrooms
- Sell Tea Blends from Herbs
- Sell Worm Castings
- Sell Compost Tea
- Sell Compost
- Sell Worm Tea
- Sell Rabbit Pellet Tea
- Sell Bushels of Produce
- Sell Speciality Heirloom Veggies
- Sell Jellies/Jams
- Sell Canned Goods
- Sell Grain
- Sell Flour
- Host a Class in Person
- Host a Class Online
- Write an eBook
- Start a YouTube Channel
- Give Consultations
- Offer Tours of your Garden
- Start a Garden Club
- Start a Paid Subscription on your Website
- Offer Tilling Services
- Offer Garden Prep Services
- Build Garden Beds to Sell
- Build Garden Beds on Site
Making Money off the Garden: Think outside the box
Advertise your offerings on social media. This seems obvious, but so many people have great ideas that never get off the ground because they don’t take the time to craft great social media posts and take quality pictures. You NEVER KNOW where a post may go. It could go viral in an hour just because you took the extra minute to make sure the picture had great lighting and a cool angle.
If you have a big space, it may be easy to think of how to make money from a large garden. With more space comes more costs, but it could also introduce income opportunities!
Making Money off the Garden: How do Gardeners Make Money in Winter?
Some planning, too, can help you make money in the winter. Making money off plants can be very profitable. You have little investment besides seeds and dirt, and that little bit of dirt and seed can be the answer to how to turn your garden into a business. You’re ALREADY starting plants for yourself, you’re already buying seeds, and you’re already either buying or making compost. Why not let people who WANT to support you help feed your garden habit?
Making money from your garden can happen year round with some thought. Grow and sell what you love. You want to be able to intelligently talk to your customers about what you’re selling, so selling what you love is always a solid plan.
Making Money off the Garden: Now it’s your turn to brainstorm! Is a gardening business profitable?
Get out your paper and pen – maybe grab your spouse or a friend – and start figuring out how you can offset even more costs on your homestead. How can you make your space and your resources work for YOU?
A gardening business CAN be profitable, if you do your research. If you can figure out what’s NOT being offered, you can fill a need. When a need is filled, typically, you are going to make money.
We are often asked how to make money with vegetable gardens. It’s really so much less about the vegetables themselves and more about the story. Don’t be like everyone else. Weave your story into your business, and you’ll have something special.
If you’re looking for other ways to save money (which is really making you money!), check out our Homesteading Resources here:
How to Save Money on Food
How to earn Multiple Income Streams on your Homestead