Ok, so I’ve been having a farm identity crisis: picking the right name. Back at the beginning of this experiment, I had settled on Page-Turner Farms. The reasoning was that, well, I’m a bit of a page-turner in that I read constantly and this farming thing is my attempt at turning a new page in life. It felt right at the time.
And then I started thinking about it too much. My biggest worry is that it sounds too much like someone’s name: Paige Turner. I don’t want there to be that kind of ambiguity and confusion, especially since my name isn’t Paige Turner and I own the joint. I also thought people just might not “get it.” Was I trying too hard to force it into being clever when it really just didn’t make sense?
The business will encompass selling eggs, poultry, and veggies, as well as chicks and hatching eggs. In the short term, we’ll be selling beef again. Over the next few years we’ll be expanding into some dairy, pigs, and sheep. The name needs to work for all of these, so it can’t be super specific towards one thing- my mom’s suggestion of Cluckingham Palace Farms doesn’t really work for selling beef!
Something to do with bookworms is the easiest answer in my opinion, but I’m not completely sold on the concept yet. I’m also kicking around the idea of something to do with “gypsy wagon.” My chicken coop is mobile and has earned the affectionate name of “that durn Gypsy Chicken Wagon.”
I’m in the process of trying to get a logo made up and business cards printed, so I desperately need to make a decision. I’m asking for help. Outside opinions will be very helpful since it’s how the customers view it that will have the most impact. Please vote or send me your suggestions. Thanks!