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Direct Marketing, Local Food & Farm-to-School


Pickle Bill Fact Sheet – Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Before you plant your first seed, answer this question: How will you sell your crops? A good marketing plan is an absolute must for a successful farm business. Know your market and your customers. Start by growing vegetables that are popular with people in your area. Make sure you grow enough of each crop, and make the quality of your vegetables good. Then consider the best way to sell them to your customers.

Local Food & Direct Marketing 

Farm to School/Farm to Cafeteria

Meat and Poultry Marketing

Fruit and Vegetable Marketing

Farmers Market

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)  


MDA Contact

Meg Moynihan, Principal Administrator
Meg.Moynihan@state.mn.us, 651-201-6616
Minnesota Farm Opportunities

Ag Marketing & Development Division