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Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Regional Markets



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By Tammy Howard NCAT Agriculture Specialist

Published: June 2014

Updated: n/a

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IP464

16 pages


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Introduction

This publication helps farmers decide if they are ready to expand their operations to serve wholesale markets or produce more for direct markets. It describes how organization and planning can help a producer meet the challenges involved in scaling up. This publication addresses important considerations such as land, labor, food safety, marketing, and insurance.

PDF Icon View our case study on scaling up with Brenton Johnson from Johnson's Backyard Garden here.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION:
Scaling Up-Is It Right for You?
Profile: Johnson's Backyard Garden
Organizing Your Farm
Planning and Managing a Scaled-Up Operation
Food-Safety Planning
Marketing
Insurance
Conclusion
References
Further Resources
Appendix

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

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