117. Drew Sample on Building Relationships with Organic Sales Strategies
Wonder what it’s like to go from corporate America to starting a farm business?
Today we’re joined by Drew Sample of Capital City Greens, located in Columbus, Ohio. Drew started his urban farm in 2015 after determining that he “needed to get outside more” and finding that urban gardening was his best path forward. Drew focuses on soil-grown, chemical-free microgreens and 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef. Drew details his unique processes, his journey to spending more time in the great outdoors, and the results his farm has yielded thus far. Farmers of all kinds will glean value from this episode, so don’t miss out!
In This Episode:
What started Drew’s farming journey, where it went, and where he is now 2:24
How Drew creates “warm leads” 21:40
What the advantage has been that’s allowed Drew to get in the restaurants’ business? 24:18
About the range of crops Drew grows on the farm 29:39
What happened on Capital City Greens farm when COVID-19 took the limelight 37:43
What Drew would change towards the beginning of his farming journey 50:11
What the current activity of Drew’s business looks like 52:57
Drew’s advice for beginning farmers 55:15
Where you can find out more about Drew and Capital City Greens 59:03
About the Guest
Drew Sample is the owner and operator of Capital City Greens. Capital City Greens is an Urban Farm in Columbus that, pre-pandemic, was servicing 40 restaurants in the Columbus, Ohio Metro area.
Drew built his business from the ground up with traditional word of mouth advertising.
Resources and mentions
Website – https://capcitygreens.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/capcitygreens/
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