DEAR NEW FARM:
We planted a small organic vineyard last year and are interested
in processing the grapes for wine and grapeseed oil. I am trying
to locate a market for organic grapes, seeds and grapeseed oil.
I’d appreciate any ideas, tips or suggestions on the subject.
A great place to begin is to list your farm on The
New Farm Locator™. This free service connects your farm
with businesses, other farmers, and individuals looking for your
specific products. It takes just a few minutes to build a web page
for your farm and put yourself on the map for anyone who might want
to be your customer.
And if you are still learning the ropes (or vines, as it were)
of growing grapes organically, take a look at The
Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture by Lon Rombough
(Chelsea Green, 2002) in our online
As usual, ATTRA has a collection of resources. Check http://attra.ncat.org
under “horticulture,” or call (800) 346-9140 to ask
for organic grape growing information.