Starting a small farm means growing food for Champa family’s own consumption, or just giving extra vegetables and eggs to family and friends. But it is likely that Champa families will want to sell their farm products, whether at a farmers market, to restaurants, to local stores or regional distributors, to specialty food shops, or directly to consumers on the farm. There are many ways to launch the business part of your small farm.
SICHAM Social Initiative Starting with Homestead Farming
SICHAM will help Champa Families to Pick one or two projects that they can start in 1-2 month or so. For example, if Champa Family lives in the suburbs, they might want to get a few laying hens to keep for eggs. SICHAM will provide research, guidance and resources for how to raise chickens. SICHAM will help find out local laws to make sure it's legal, plan for a chicken coop and then help buy or build one, and order baby chicks or buy older pullets or hens. That's enough to keep Champa families plenty busy for an entire season to take care of themselves.