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7 Ways to Sell Your Produce to Local Restaurants

Photo by Rachael Brugger Vegetable-based community-supported agriculture operations have gained immense popularity. Everywhere you look, farmers are jumping on the CSA ­bandwagon, and for good reason: CSAs provide much-­needed cash flow early in the season, offer a dependable source of income and ensure a high rate of customer retention.

How to Make Money Selling Fruits & Vegetables From a Produce Stand

Growing your own fruits and vegetables is rewarding, especially if you've got a natural green thumb. If you find yourself with a big supply of delicious, fresh produce every season, then selling it ...

Selling Your Fresh Produce to Restaurants

Local restaurants can be one of the best markets for growers who sell high-quality fresh produce such as salad greens, micro greens, herbs, mushrooms and specialty produce like ethnic or heirloom vegetables. Chefs are willing to pay a premium price if the quality is there.

So You Want to Sell Your Homegrown Produce?

104 users recommend by George GutekunstDecember 1999from issue #24 At one time or another, many home gardeners won­der what it would be like to sell some of their bounty, either from a road­side stand, at a farmers' market, or to grocers or restaurants. It's a noble idea, though not without its challenges.

"A Backyard Market Garden" by Kevin Wright page one

I was a market gardener long before I ever knew it. I came along it quite by accident, really. It would be several years after my first experience that I finally realized that I, indeed, had been a market-gardener all that time. I worked at a small grocery store in town.

The Farmer's Garden - Buy, sell or trade your excess backyard produce, gardening tools or garden space. Free registra...

The Farmer's Garden is an online place to make in-person connections between gardeners across the US. Gardeners and want-to-be gardeners can search and post free classified ads to share excess homegrown produce, garden tools, or gardening space with people in their area. Food banks can post wanted classifieds for surplus food.

Guide to Selling Locally Grown Produce

Related Content If you've been using natural methods to rebuild run-down land-as so many folks are nowadays-sooner or later your orchard and garden will begin to produce steady bumper crops of locally grown produce. And, once you have more produce than you have dollars, you'll begin thinking about trading some of the first for a supply of the latter.

How can I start selling my homegrown produce?

I've been growing a vegetable garden for years, and I've gradually expanded it to about an acre. I've looked into getting organic certification, and I've also been thinking about trying to sell my produce to restaurants or farmers markets. Do you have any advice? Also, how can I know how much to charge them?

California Farmers' Markets Association

Food from the farmers' market tastes sweet, crisp, and fresh! Often fruits and vegetables were picked hours before the farmers' market, and have traveled less than fruits and vegetables found at grocery stores. The fruits at farmers' markets are sweeter because more sugars as fruit ripens on the tree instead of in the truck. - Home

You don't need a lot of land to enjoy your own backyard farm. If you have ever dreamed of one day having enough land and knowledge to have a more sustainable, organic lifestyle, we can make today that day. By maximizing the space you have, you can begin enjoying fresh eggs and produce within a month.

SPIN Farm - Make A Living In Your Own Backyard

SPIN Farming is one of those ideas whose time has finally come. There is no doubt we need more folks growing food, no doubt we have soaring unemployment rates, and no doubt those who are working are struggling to earn a living wage.

How To Turn Your Backyard Into A Business In Nine Easy Steps

Our world is rapidly changing. Our economy is unstable and morphing, prices are rising, and quality products are getting harder to find. These pressures are creating perfect opportunities for producing goods right here at home - something called re-localization.

6 Essential Tips to Starting a Small Farm Business

Cavan Images/The Image Bank/Getty Images If you want to start a small farm business, you may be wondering what step to take first. You might not even have land yet, but you are still thinking and planning for the time when you will make your move.