COMBINE FOR GRAINING BERRIES AS A HIGH-PROFITABLE BUSINESS
Types of scoops of berry pickers.
A highly profitable business idea for a seasonal business that you can start from scratch. Many residents of our country have not yet become accustomed to go to the forest with the onset of the season to collect the ripened gifts of nature. As a rule, this is done in order to prepare preparations, for example, boil jam or freeze fresh berries, so that on winter days you can get a serving of vitamins or simply feast on. However, picking berries can be a good business idea and bring a good income. After all, the profitability of the business is very high since the nature itself grew the berries, and you just have to harvest and sell profitably.
Not every lover of fresh berries is ready for hours to roam the forest and collect them in a basket. Even fewer people are willing to do the subsequent processing of the harvest. Indeed, why do this if you can always buy a finished product in a store or in the market? Our task is to become the one who puts the product necessary for our target group on the shelves. And in the process of searching and collecting berries, you can stock up on mushrooms quite well.
IDEAS AND TOOLS FOR THE ACTIVE COLLECTION OF BERRIES AND MUSHROOMS IN THE FOREST
Hand scoop and forest harvesting.
Collecting berries on a commercial basis is suitable for those who know good places for their growth. It is also necessary to know the timing of the ripening of the crop. The berry picker should be able to quickly get to his “plantation”, which means that it should be located not far from its place of residence. In addition, a medium-sized transport should be at the disposal of the supplier of forest gifts.
Collect berries for the purpose of their subsequent sale should be mechanized. For example, a special scoop-harvester will significantly accelerate the filling of buckets with ripe fruits. However, you can use such a tool only when collecting blueberries and lingonberries. Raspberry will have to collect by hand. However, the mechanized method of picking berries has a number of disadvantages that can affect the final cost of the product.
Gathering the fruits with a scoop-combine, it is impossible to avoid getting into the bast basket leaves of the bush. Thus, the product will no longer be clean, which means that in the eyes of wholesale buyers its cost will significantly decrease. It will not be possible to ask for a large price on the market for him, since the average buyer, like the wholesaler, wants to receive a clean, high-quality product. You can, of course, sort out the harvest before putting it up or putting it up for sale, but keep in mind that this takes time.
To increase the effectiveness of collecting wild berries and mushrooms, preferably a brigade contract. To do this, you can involve business partners, and even better family members. The more workers will be involved in the process, the higher your final income will be. Returning to the question of cleansing the fruit from slag in the form of foliage, we can consider the possibility of contracting someone from the brigade to sort the berries directly on the spot. Thus, labor efficiency will be increased and time will be saved.
FOREST SALES AND MUSHROOMS MARKET
Self-propelled mini harvester for picking berries.
You can sell the collected berries both on your own in the market and by offering them to buyers. The first option seems more profitable, since the revenue from the retail sale of the product will be greater. However, you will have to pay for a trading place and in some cases undergo additional bureaucratic procedures, for example, to obtain a trade permit and a certificate for the products sold. It should also be taken into account that it is necessary to sell the crop on the day of its collection, and this cannot always be done.
Buying wild berries and mushrooms is traded both by market traders and large enterprises. For example, gifts of forest from the population are taken by companies engaged in the production of soft drinks, juices and specializing in the preservation of products, as well as berry concentrates. Pharmaceutical and cosmetology enterprises accept forest gifts. It remains to find out who exactly in your region is engaged in this type of activity and find out the conditions for taking berries.
This type of business is relevant from the second half of summer to early October. It is ideal for those who have the opportunity and desire to go to the forest every day, ready to get up at dawn and not afraid of physical labor. Earnings of the most hardworking pickers may be comparable with the average wage in the region, or even more.