With all of that in mind, on today's episode of The Beginning Farmer Show I am going to spend some time talking about how we eventually came around to setting our prices (and recently raising them). There was a lot of thought and research that went into setting those prices, but there are also "pricing values" that we follow when it comes to our product prices. Here are a few of the values that we follow ...
- We do not want to have high priced products just because some think that we can.
- We believe that we should receive a decent wage for the work that we do on the farm raising great tasting pork, poultry, lamb, eggs, and beef.
- There is a defined amount that we feel we need to make in profit for each animal.
- We will be "price makers" instead of "price takers", but at the same time if our input costs lower for a sustained amount of time we would like to lower our prices to reflect that (as long as we still make our defined amount per animal).
- Our pricing will be transparent because we are not trying to sneak anything by anyone. Our customers are not just nameless/faceless cogs in a system, they are our friends!
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(if you are interested in the music in this episode check out my brother's record label, Historic Records)