flaja: First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an informative and helpful post. When we received your message, it was such a bright spot in our day! We've been out hoeing weeds in the garden and wanted to write you back promptly.
As far as your suggestions for the greenhouse, we agree, and have decided that this has to be our first step. We've seen several hoop houses around town that are missing plastic but we thought we might get lucky and be able to acquire some frames locally. We forgot to mention that we have an abundance of well water too : ) And the city water looks to come from 2 springs.
We live outside the city limits, so we aren't too populated, though there are some bigger cities within an hour - to a couple hours away. We do think we could sell some product locally and are open to combining our endeavors with retail.
Thanks for the tip on rooting fig plants. We definitely believe that will work ... in our experience they are very easy to root. In fact, we've got several of grandmas fig plants too : )
The blackberry advice sounds good too.
As far as your offer of perhaps working together as a team sounds like something we definitely should discuss in greater detail. We are located in NE Alabama, where might you be?
Perhaps you could send us an email letting us know more about what you seek ....
Again, many many thanks for your time, energy and words of wisdom : )