With organic farms, you are hitting two birds with one stone. On one hand, you are helping make the environment more sustainable. On the other, you are going to make a handsome profit from many people who are now into organic farming because they are more aware of the dangers of conventionally grown food. They are also more concerned about what conventional farms do to the environment and how the environment has been adversely affected by our never-ending search for food security.
There are plenty of ways to earn from organic farms. You can grow herbs, vegetables, fruits, and other crops like corn and rice. You can turn it into an aquatic farm and grow fish, shrimp, crab, and oysters. You can open your farm to sponsors wherein a person or organization will be responsible for “maintaining” a tree in exchange for certification and goodwill.
But for local farmers, the best way to sell their products is by bringing them to towns and communities. Many farmers make the trip from their farms to the more populated parts of the towns to join farmers’ markets and other festivities and industry events. They sell their produce to local restaurants as part of the worldwide campaign for people to consume more organic food products.
This is a huge effort from the part of the farmers, especially when people flock from nearby towns and cities to visit their farms and buy products right from there. But although they sell their products right on their farms, they also want to bring fresher produce to the communities that they serve. Local farmers partner with grocery stores, wet markets, farmers’ markets, and restaurants. They bring the farm-to-table concept to a whole new level.
They sell their products in bulk which means the grocery stores can pass these products on to the consumers at a lower price compared to big chain supermarkets. They also enter into partnerships with the organizers of weekend markets. This is the place where organic farming products have find their niche. People go to weekend markets looking for and expecting to find organic food products. And the best part is that they’re willing to pay for them.
Local restaurants also use the term organic as a marketing strategy. Many restaurants provide the option for their customers to go organic. This is a nice marketing strategy that gets customers to their doors. So, the next time you see organic products being sold in markets and restaurants, go ahead and buy a bag of fresh herbs. You’re not only helping the environment, but you’re helping local farmers, too.