Selling Your Products

The resources below offer guidance and ideas for marketing and selling your products.

Note: This list primarily includes resources for farm product marketing that apply to diverse regions and types of produce. We strongly encourage you to look for resources specific to your local context or product of choice.

This extensive website covers marketing strategies; finding farmers markets, grocery stores, and restaurants; marketing organic products; selling at farmers markets; software to manage farm sales and invoices; delivery and transport companies; setting up internet marketing and sales operations; and more.

USDA New Farmers:

This USDA site provides resources for farmers entering a new agricultural practice, including grants, directories of potential buyers and marketplaces, and local and organic food promotion programs.

Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Education Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers:

This 20-page bulletin presents many alternatives to marketing commodities through conventional channels. It spotlights innovative SARE-funded research into a range of marketing options, including farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, tourism, direct marketing, season extension, value-added goods, sales to restaurants, public campaigns, and the internet.

The Carrot Project

This organization offers a menu of support to help farmers build financial resilience. They provide value-added production webinars to support farmers looking to diversify their farm and profit potential. Priority is given to businesses in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut and offers free or subsidized support for those states. The program is open to farm businesses from outside states when space is available. 

Community Alliance with Family Farmers The Farmers’ Marketing and Sales Notebook and CSA and Online Sales Resources for Farmers (California-based)

Penn State Extension Article “Marketing Your Agritourism Business