Updated: Feb 17

Publications and Web Resources:

Community Supported Agriculture - ATTRA

Direct Marketing - ATTRA

Food Value Chains: Creating Shared Value to Enhance Marketing Success - USDA

Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small-scale and Part-time Growers - Penn State University

Marketing to Restaurants - NC Cooperative Extension

Marketing to Retailers - NC Cooperative Extension

Tips for Selling through: CSAs - Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Agricultural Marketing Service

Consumer Education Resources:

USDA Know Your Farmer Portal

Local Harvest

Low Country Local First - Eat Local Challenge

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's Local Food Guide


A-Roo Company 22360 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, OH 44149 440-238-8850 (fax) 440-238-2212 Products/Services: Floral packaging, sleeves and bags

Action Bag Company Kingwood, TX 888-715-3458 (fax) 630-766-2063 Contact: Products/Services: Polybags, tissue paper, cellophane wrap, etc.

Buckhorn 55 West TechneCenter Drive, Milford, OH 45150 800-543-4454 Products/Services: Re-usable plastic containers

Central Carolina Scales 5393 Farrell Road, Sanford, NC 27330 919-776-7737 (fax) 919-774-1622 Contact: Products/Services: Market scales

Grower’s Discount Labels PO Box 70, 632 Tunnel Road, Tunnel, NY 13848 607-693-1572 (fax) 607-693-1572 Contact: Products/Services: Labels and design services

Harvest Creations 919-801-1684 Products/Services: Marketing customization, design and consulting company for growers-shippers in the produce industry

ProAg Online 307 Little Chris Lane, Columbia, SC 29172 803-771-6800 Products/Services: Clamshells, mesh and pulp baskets, produce film, trays, corrugated boxes, etc.

Southeastern Paper 50 Old Blackstock Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29301 800-858-7230 Products/Services: Disposables, packaging, sanitation supplies and equipment

Southern Container 10410 Palapote St Suite 130, Houston, TX 77041 713-466-5661 (fax) 713-466-4223 Contact: Products/Services: Broad array of packaging options in a wide variety of materials

Richmark Labels 1110 East Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98122 206-322-8884 (fax) 206-328-3703 Contact: Products/Services: Wide variety of printed labels for food products

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