Small Farm Business Development

A small farm can be a thriving business. Let Julia Shanks Food Consulting help you get out of the weeds and thrive doing what you love.

  • Crop by crop profitability analysis determines which crops are making money and which are not. As one of our clients said, we “help you stop guessing about what really makes you money versus what you grow for no good reason.”
  • Establish which sectors can be most profitable for your business: wholesales/restaurants, CSA, farmers market, auction, etc.
  • Create a cash flow plan so you can be prepared to weather the seasonal ebbs and flows of cash in your business.

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, call 617-945-8718 or send us an email. We look forward to helping you succeed!

Julia has been a valuable asset to our program and a pleasure to work with. Through her professional approach, financial expertise, and ability to listen and respond to the particular needs of the farm, she has given these small business owners the tools they need to improve the productivity and profitability of their operation.”Melissa Adams, Coordinator, APR Improvement Program, MA Department of Agricultural Resources

Julia helped me stop guessing about what really makes money vs. what I grow for no good reason. If you don’t like doing office tasks, Julia Shanks will help you streamline your necessary accounting and computer chores so that you can get back to doing what you really want to be doing.”Brett Grohsgal, Farmer and Owner, Even’ Star Organic Farm

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Writing a business plan? Looking for investors? Getting set up in QuickBooks? We’ve got the tools and templates you need, from planning a startup to growing your business.

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What We Offer You

Whether you’re just starting out, or expanding your business to the next phase of growth, Julia Shanks Food Consulting can help you succeed. Click below to find out more about our services.

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Julia speaks about small business accounting, business planning and sustainability. Recent conferences include Slow Money’s National Gathering and The National Young Farmers’ Conference.

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