DEAR NEW FARM:
I am just starting to grow organic vegetables and selling
to local stores. The prices that I have found on your web
site (the OPX), is this what I should be receiving for my
produce? Also, I have noticed a couple thing that I am not
understanding. Under the quantity, I have noticed a "#"
and “2 layers 4x5”. What do these stand for? Like
I said, I am just starting to grow vegetables, so please forgive
my stupid questions.
Thanks for your help,
First of all, there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
The “#” signifies pounds, and the “2 layer
4X5” is two layers of 20 tomatoes each (40 tomatoes
The prices on the OPX
are what farmers are receiving from wholesalers (terminal
market prices). If you are selling directly to retailers,
particularly if you are delivering, you should be able to
command a higher price.
Many farmers find they can demand somewhere between wholesale
and direct-to-consumer retail. For prices farmers are receiving
at local farmers' markets, check out our Grassroots
OPX which will reopen in May.
Using both pricing tools should give you a good "high"
and "low" to work with.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.