Friday, June 1, 2012

Resources for Selling to Grocery Stores and Restaurants

Here are a couple of resources you will find handy when doing your research on markeing to grocery stores and restaurants.

Advertised prices of last week's produce nationwide and by region.

Chefs Collaborative network brings together chefs and the greater food community, including farmers, to celebrate local foods and foster a sustainable food supply.

Guide for Farms Considering Selling in Grocery Stores, and Is Selling to Grocery Stores Profitable for Farms or Processors? are reports from the Local Fare project based in Southern Wisconsin.

Product Lookup numbers (PLUs). A complete list is online.

Selling to Restaurants is an ATTRA publication that details how to successfully deal with chefs.

Selling Directly to Restaurants & Grocery Stores is a Small Farm Handbook from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Selling Produce to Restaurants: Marketing Guide for Small Acreage Growers by Diane Green, a farmer who has been selling herbs, flowers and produce to restaurants for over a decade. Book sales benefit Rural Roots, an Idaho nonprofit working to enhance local food networks.

(from ATTRA News)

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