This is a question that comes up a lot. It reflects a fear many beginning farmers have. It’s a good question. But a better one is, how can you differentiate yourself at market.
Simple economics will deal with if there are too many SPIN farms in a certain locality. Too many producers will initially result in an unstable economic environment, which might result in producers leaving. More efficient and exciting SPIN farms will be the ones that stay on for the long term. Unlike a franchise which is based on uniformity, farmers adapt the SPIN system to their local markets and climate. Constant changing and adapting is what SPIN farmers need to be prepared to do throughout their entire careers.
At this point, the production of individual SPIN farms is so small in relation to the totality of demand, that it will take many, many SPIN farms in any one locality to satisfy it. So the more SPIN farms in a given area the better, since it will make for stronger farmers markets and fuel even more demand for locally produced food by an entirely new crop of agri-entrepreneurs.
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