Q&A

DEAR NEW FARM:

I would like to have information on how to get involved in selling the products that I grow on my farm to the farmers’ markets.

Jesus E. Escobar
California

 

DEAR JESUS:

You can list in our classifieds and/or on our Farm Locator tool. As far as pricing is concerned, check out our weekly OPR update to see what premiums organic folks are receiving for their produce wholesale at terminal markets, after post-harvest handling, specific packaging and delivery. Also check the prices at your nearest farmers' market, which, again, reflects the value addition of the produce being harvested, transported, and presented for sale, in addition to
being attended by someone from the farm. You might find this article to be helpful, as well: Some thoughts on selling at farmers’ markets. Keep us posted on how things work out.

NF

 

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