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    Making products out of your crops..

    Anyone doing this?

    Because I have a relatively small amount of land to farm (10 rai)I've been thinking about making preserves and such with the crops I'm growing.
    Jams, marmalades, sun dried tomatoes, banana crisps, mango crackers etc etc...

    Any more ideas or suggestions..

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    I was going to talk to you about this.......like I mentioned to you.....value add.

    Good thunkin 99.

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    Drinks. Alcoholic ones. Like that German bloke does/did on Samuii.

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    ^^ Cheers Nawty, worth a go maybe. The health stores maybe interested in such things..

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Drinks. Alcoholic ones. Like that German bloke does/did on Samuii.

    What does the germna bloke does/do's/did

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Like that German bloke does/did on Samuii.
    What, the 5000 per cent wine that he was selling? Could be good to get rid of some of the unwanted neighbours.
    But, thats not a bad idea as it happens, the whole alcohol thing. Lau Kau tastes like shite..anything would be an improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    What does the germna bloke does/do's/did
    Wines of all things fruit. Tasty,cheap,organic and strong. And he kept parrots.

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    So it was the parrots that talked him into.

    I got a parrot.

    Is a cock or too a parrot ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Anyone doing this?
    Yes, we make those banana crisps.
    Sell OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Yes, we make those banana crisps.
    Do you sel them to the local shops or yourself?
    Don't spose it really matters but are you using the short stubby ones or the dearer longer ones?

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    You must use the correct type of banana.
    Don't quite know how to type this but it sounds like Gluay Hack-Mok.
    We grow them ourselves and you have to use them before fully ripened.

    We sell to local shops and to the department store in town.

    If you are interested then I think I have enough pics to do a thread on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    If you are interested then I think I have enough pics to do a thread on it.
    Very interested, go for it...

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    I would also like to see more on this. Value added seems to be the way to go especially all organic.
    What kind of packaging if any do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKKBILL
    What kind of packaging if any do you use?
    Probably M150 bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Very interested, go for it...
    http://teakdoor.com/farming-and-gard...ml#post1166907 (Making Banana Crisps - Gluay Tort)

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    Now this is an excellent question. One I have been pondering for years.

    The problem with banana chips is that the market is tied up due to OTOP.

    A person has to come up with a new idea, which I have not been able to accomplish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    A person has to come up with a new idea,
    Introducing the locals to pickles and chutneys my work. Make a sour tamarind chutney to go with the somtam..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    A person has to come up with a new idea
    The problem with that is the thai are not generally acceptable to new ideas.
    Not impossible to do but just another hurdle to overcome.
    I have always wanted to sell roasted kanun nuts.
    They look like a brazil nut and taste quite nice.
    The thai throw them away and have it fixed in their brains that the nuts are only trash.

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    good luck i wil follow your tread u can maybe do some fish farming in your water resouars

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