If you find
Your farm has a recurring demand for fresh green feed
Your market has a recurring demand for fresh greens such as mixed salad greens
Consider using a Rolling harvest of a crop that can be cut and left to grow back before being cut again.
This gives you a Rolling harvest within a single crop, allowing you to make a profit on an ongoing basis rather than just a single profit each year.
Examples of Cut and come again crops are:
- Fodder crops that are cut and carted to animals such as using a forage harvester and wagon. These are often used in intensive livestock setups such as dairies and cattle or sheep feedlots
- Salad greens that are sold bulk or bagged in single species or mixed species salad mixes to restaurants, greengrocers or supermarkets
- Strip-grazed pastures that are given a Short hard graze then a Long rest. This is common in dairying and other Rotational grazing systems.
- Ti-tree grown for oil harvesting
Each of these can be managed sustainably or less so. It makes sense to set it up in such a way that you can keep going indefinitely.