Additional Local Food Marketing Venues Back »

Written by Chris Zdorovtsov (former SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist).

Consider on-farms sales for those interested in connecting directly with the consumer at the farm. The set-up could include a farm store, a U-pick or Pick-Your-Own operation and other agritourism components. These features will be appealing to people seeking extremely fresh produce, canners and cooks that are seeking large quantities of product at a reduced cost, and families looking for a weekend activity, wanting their children to experience farm life and food production.

Other options could include a roadside stand or storefront. These avenues take the product to a well trafficked location for selling. Customers are attracted to the easy access of fresh, high quality produce.

The following articles provide information on some marketing options available:

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