- Different Ways You Can make money selling dandelions.
- How you can use the popular question: “Can you eat dandelions in your yard?” to your advantage.
- How to use dandelion in different ways to attract different markets to make money.
Disclosure: Throughout this post, I’m promoting the use of marketing and using unsprayed healthy dandelions. If you know dandelions have been sprayed, it’s not a good idea to follow through with any of these business ideas.
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What are these benefits exactly?
Well, did you know that dandelions actually contain some health benefits for you and me? Some of these include relief for urinary disorders, bone health, detox and skin care. That’s why it works great as food and in salves and lip products.
Also, did you know that dandelion flowers and leaves are rich in vitamins, iron, and calcium. Which explains why it’s being used more and more in the culinary world. This is what you’ll need to know to market your dandelions and products to be sold.
How to Market Dandelions and Products
The nutritional benefits I listed above are excellent points to highlight when marketing your product. If you’re marketing the flowers themselves,
Different ways to use dandelion. The roots, greens and flowers can all be used.
Harvesting at the right time at the peak time is also a key importance. This little business you start will be very seasonal as the dandelions will start to die off as weather gets hot. Try extending the season into Fall by drying fresh dandelions. The dried yellow flowers will look gorgeous in fall bouquets.
What about Prices?
Ok, so prices highly depend on which market you’re dabbling.
Both leaf and root command a higher price because of their difficulty in harvest. Bulk wholesale prices for leaf begin at $6.00 per pound, while root can sell for more than $3.80 per pound. If processed for manufacturing use, prices for leaf and root can be more than $4.50 per pound in tonnage.
For products, such as salve, look for prices in stores and Amazon.com. Price your product depending on the ingredients used and your expenses.
One piece of advice I have is to throw these prices out to your customers. Tell them that this is market price and more than likely, they’ll be willing to pay that. But do be prepared to go up or down depending on what they are willing to pay. Prices are always negotiable but both parties must be ok with the final deal.
The Problems with Selling Dandelions
Make It a Great Backyard Business
Dandelions grow naturally in many many places around the world. More than likely, you have dandelions or some sort of similar herbal edible flower growing in your yard.
Take advantage of opportunity. Find out all you can about dandelions. Become passionate and own what you grow. This is ultimately how you are going to be successful in your quest to make money selling dandelions.
If this post is something that you took heart in, then take action now! Search around your markets to see if you can truly make money selling dandelions. Then, hone your skills and add some dandelion into your business plan. Talk to people and show your passion showing them how to use dandelion to better their lives and maybe their businesses. Sell it, friend. You’ve got this.
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