Back in 2016, my wife and I were looking for a way to connect with the great agricultural community in our region. We own 40 acres of farmland and have a farm tractor, but hadn’t done much other than lease out the hayfields to a neighbor.
We noticed that summer that catnip was growing on its own on our property, and got the idea that we could grow that and sell it as a side business - easing us into a real agricultural use for the land. Quickly realizing we needed more than one “cash crop” we thought about growing a line of different herbs (catnip is actually an herb).
We had a possible sideline business!