Listing ID: 2-2
This fully established CSA program service is a unique opportunity. Established customer base ranges between 275-350 members with growth potential! The owner kept it at this level with just herself and 3 part time employees along with operating her farm (which does not go with sale of business-there is no farming involved in this CSA business). The business is in its 13th year and The business can be relocated anywhere around the area as it is a delivery service that includes delivery route with drop off/pick up locations already established.
This business can be operated 12 months out of the year but the owner has scaled it back to 8 months to give her time for the farm work. She has it streamlined, offering a lot of extras not just farm fresh produce. She works with other farmers to offer a wider variety plus local dairies and Amish suppliers to offer butter and cheeses. She has a cottage kitchen and makes use of things that cannot be put into the members deliveries due to bad spots, etc., and offers these item as value-added extras which increase profits.
She has increased sales by adding back fresh cut flowers, bouquets, and a Soup/Salad/Dessert CSA option.
Plus she has added baked goods to the ‘extras’ list. So, along with fresh pound cake and hot from the over chocolate chip cookies, she added fruit cups-fresh fruits cut up and placed in Styrofoam cups, covering them with lemon juice and sugar! No preservatives !!!
Fresh is Best !
She has also added a country store where members can order extras. This is different from the fruits and veggies and cheeses and such - this is like a “little ole country store.”
Emails are sent and they order from it and receive their order along with their CSA. She has many sources for products to sell but has said, “One of the best places for products and ideas is AmericasMart in Atlanta.”
All the training you will need will be provided The business can stay on the owner’s property until it’s paid for. Affordable down payment and finance plan that can pay for a business with profits in two years’ time! All inventory to operate business goes with sale.
The possibilities of expansion are limitless! A new owner can increase business by offering Meals To Go and also a Mobile Farm Market. The current owner will go over the detailed plans she has for adding this with you. No farming is required! But she will sell farm produce to you if you want.
Financial information requires a visit to the location in South Alabama.
Total Sales: $325,000
Cash Flow: $120,000