Ever thought about shifting your farm to a U-Pick model?
On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, Michael is diving into the world of agritourism with Megan Neubauer of Pure Land Farm located in McKinney, Texas. Megan literally wrote the book on pick-your-own farming and her farming journey offers invaluable insights into transforming local agriculture into a profitable, community-driven experience.
Tune in to hear about Megan’s thriving U-Pick operation and her new book!
In this episode, you’ll hear…
- How Megan got into farming 0:52
- What led Megan to shift her farm to Upick 4:52
- What the average customer expects when participating in U-pick 10:37
- How their crops are priced 11:42
- About how they package their berries for U-Pick customers 15:08
- What software Megan uses for booking 21:23
- About how they deal with “problem people” 25:00
- About their marketing focus 30:19
- What Megan’s advice is for newer farmers or farmers looking to change things up 38:04
About the Guest:
Megan Neubauer is a farmer in North Texas. She graduated with a BS in Biology from Boston University in 2004 and after several years working in biotech and scientific research, Megan and her father created Pure Land Farm in McKinney, TX in 2012. Pure Land Farm uses regenerative growing methods on three acres of thornless blackberries and two acres of diversified fruits and vegetables, exclusively marketing their products using agritourism.
Her new book on Pick-Your-Own-Farming releases December 4th, 2023.
Website – www.purelandorganic.com
Megan’s Book – Pick-Your-Own Farming – available NOW
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PureLandFarm
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/purelandfarm
TikTok – https://www.tiktok.com/@purelandfarm
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