Fruit

Make sure to check out the links on the General Resources - Marketing Specific Products page, starting with your state's agricultural resources.

 

Arizona Resources

Arizona Crop Budgets
http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/extension/budgets.html

 

U of AZ Agricultural & Resource Economics Publications

Numerous publications are available on various topics.  Suggested titles include:

Production of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables as it Relates to Direct Marketing

Should I Grow Fruits and Vegetables? Roadside Stands
http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/pubs/

 

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program: AZ Department of Agriculture
The purpose of this program is to promote the increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and nuts and to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Arizona. For purposes of the program, specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and nursery crops.

https://agriculture.az.gov/divisions/agricultural-consultation-training/specialty-crop-grant

 

 

Other Resources

Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small Scale and Part Time Growers
Helps growers identify markets and market demands for fruits and vegetables.

http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/ua262.pdf

 

Marketing Alternatives for Specialty Produce
Topics covered in this publication include identifying potential markets, meeting the needs of the market, transportation options, selling methods, and evaluating risks and potential returns.
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/20671/pnw241-e.pdf