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Taking Produce To Market

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We have shown various reasons wliy evury farmer should have a good garden to supply liis own famüy with h variety of vegetables the year round. To these we now add the faet that in ïiimiy places may be a aourca of profit. 11' the farm is within a few miles of a town pr village, especially if a munufacturing place whore many laboréis are employed, thore will always be a ready sale for the surplus of tlie garden at prolitable prices. In sucti localities, an excess beyond all probable wants of the fainily should be provided for in sowing and planting. To get the best returns, soiue care must be observed in preparing the articles for market. The market gardeners understand how appearance goes in selling their produce, and take great care to put upevery thiuginattractive forra. A farmer in goiug to a village may pull up a half bushei each of beets, carrots, or onions, and throw I tliem into his wagon body ; if he sella them at all, the returns will be sraall. Let him prepare the night before, pull the same number of these vegetables and take them to a shed. Wash each kind separately in a tub of water, cut off all long roots and needless leaves and tie them in bunches of three, six or more, according to their sizc. We are sure that Míe vegetables thus treated will bring at least threo times as muchas the same sold loóse and unwashed. So with whatever else is offered for Bale. Store boxeï can bo had for little or nothing. They may be easily cut down to hold peck3 and half peclts, and bo used for peas, and beans, and other thiflgs sold by measure. Some of these cut in two form trays two or three inche3 deep, may be used for cucuwbers, tomatoes, etc. A littlo care in the use of freshly cut graas, cabbage, rhubarb, or otlier large leaves, apon which to luy or which to cover vegetables, will add much to their appearance, and will pay well for the trouble.


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Ann Arbor Democrat