NC Growing Together Project Releases New Guide on Wholesale and Retail Product Specifications

— Written By Joanna Lelekacs
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The Center for Environmental Farming System’s NC Growing Together (NCGT) project has released a new guide for small farms and food hubs: Wholesale and Retail Product Specifications: Guidance and Best Practices for Fresh Produce for Small Farms and Food Hubs.

Cover Image - Wholesale and Retail Product Specifications: Guidance and Best Practices for Fresh Produce For Small Farms and Food Hubs“The document was developed to assist individual growers and grower-based distributors and food hubs by outlining a clear set of descriptive guidelines for quality, size, labeling, packaging and USDA grade classification for select fresh produce. The manual also provides guidance on how to improve the presentation of produce in the marketplace in order to enhance sales to retailers and wholesalers.

The full guide can be downloaded from NCGT’s website under Resources for Producers.

In response to producers’ requests for historical market prices, NCGT also digitized prices for the years 2008 through 2013 for the products in the manual, recording Thursday wholesale prices at the Raleigh Farmers Market as reported by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Market News daily reports.

Historical pricing data

Graphs of the last three years of prices

Support for NC Growing Together is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, grant #2012-68004-20363.

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Joanna Lelekacs, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJoanna LelekacsExtension Local Food Flagship Program Manager Call Joanna Email Joanna ANR/CRD
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Sep 4, 2014
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