farm market

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

What’s the difference between markup and margin? A retail farm market manager knows that their business needs to make a certain gross profit percentage, in this case, let's say 30%. What do they do? The... more »

Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Properly pricing farm market produce and goods can be difficult. If a manager prices too high or not high enough, sales and profits could slip. The latest Fruit Growers News Farm Market Pricing Survey shows... more »

Deadline for USDA local ag grants is May 14

The USDA has several Local Agricultural Market Programs that are offering grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and regional food partnerships. Application deadlines for the grants are May 14. Farmers Market Promotion Program... more »

Keeping CSA members engaged and loyal

Since the pandemic, community supported agriculture (CSA) programs have enjoyed a resurgence of interest from consumers. We shouldn’t take this renewed interest for granted. Historically, CSA programs rely heavily on member retention for sustainability and... more »

GLEXPO Bus Tour: Where farm marketers exchange ideas

The Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour visited six Grand Rapids, Michigan-area locations featuring a variety of attractions, crops and products. On Dec. 4, the 132 participants packed three buses and visited Andy T’s... more »

Farm Market and Agritourism: Effective pricing methods

Setting the right prices for your produce at farmers markets is a delicate balancing act. On one hand, you want to attract customers with competitive prices, and on the other, you need to ensure profitability... more »

Ciderhuset savors tradition in Norway’s fjords

Norwegian orchardists Åge Eitungjerde and Eli-Grete Høyvik have cultivated a rich legacy in cider and juice production that unfolds against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sognefjord on Norway’s western coast. Nestled in the heart of... more »

Farm Market & Agritourism: Establish your business as a destination

In digital marketing, we usually create a website first and think about the mobile appearance second. It may be time to reverse that practice, particularly if we attempt to develop a sense of destination with... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News May 2024 cover

Advancing research in biocontrols

Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Farm market pricing guide

Great Bear Vineyards’ organic journey

Organic Grower: Field Watch

A win for farmers

Business: Improve the odds

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower