Direct Marketing to Retail Outlets and Distributors

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

 

Arizona Resources

Food Conspiracy Cooperative, Tucson, Arizona

The Food Conspiracy Cooperative's produce manager is always interested in connecting with local farmers to sell their produce in the coop. Contact Todd Stadtlander at (520) 624-4821 to explore this possibility.

http://www.foodconspiracy.org/departments/produce/

 

 

Colorado Resources

Door to Door Organics
Door to Door Organics provides fresh, organic produce throughout Colorado . They deliver a variety of fruit, veggie or mixed fruit/veggie boxes directly to the customer's door.
https://colorado.doortodoororganics.com/


Grower's Organic, LLC

Grower's Organic, LLC is a distributor that provides fresh organic produce to the Denver area from over twenty organic farms. They are dedicated to promoting fair trade/parity for farmers and sustainable business practices. Growers Organic will return 7% of its gross profits to the growers and 3% to its employees.

http://www.growersorganic.com/

 

 

New Mexico Resources

La Montanita Cooperative

The Montanita Food Cooperative, with three locations in NM, connected with The Beneficial Farm & Ranch Collaborative to sell more local produce in the coops. Food co-op members supported a plan to lease a refrigerated truck and pay drivers to pick up the food at the farms and bring it to the stores.

http://www.lamontanita.coop/

 

 

Other Resources

Appropriate Technology Transfer to Rural Areas (ATTRA)

This link goes to the Marketing, Business, and Risk Management resources provided by ATTRA, a service of the USDA. Resources include; business management information, direct marketing, organic marketing and value-added product information.

http://attra.ncat.org/marketing.html#direct

 

The Cooperative Directory Service

The Coop Directory Service is an online source of information about natural food co-ops. The directory can help you locate natural foods cooperatives that might be interested in buying local agricultural products.

http://www.coopdirectory.org/directory.htm

 

Marketing to Independent Retailers

This resource guide offers helpful tips for harvesting and processing for retail outlets.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/marketingretailers.html