Direct-to-Consumer Sales of Farm Products: Producers and Supply Chains in the Southeast

Given the geography and agroclimatic conditions of the Southeast, coupled with continued population expansion from in-migration, local foods markets may be a promising niche market for some farms in the region. The Southeast has more small farms than any other U.S. region. Using farm-level data, we address the question of how successful southeastern farms engaged in direct sales to consumers differ from other farms. We also include a case study of a marketing association in the panhandle of Florida. In both analyses, we focus on the role of the supply chain for direct sales in explaining farm returns.


Editor(s):
Bosch, Darrell J.
Marchant, Mary A.
Wetzstein, Michael
Issue Date:
Aug 01 2013
Publication Type:
Journal article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/155424
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 45
Page range:
497-508
Total Pages:
12
JEL Codes:
Q12; Q13
Series Statement:
Volume 45
Number 3




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