It is well-known that there is a significantly increased demand for organic products and more and more farmers are looking to make the transition into organic farming. In order to succeed in this industry, you have to make sure that there are a demand and market for your products, otherwise, you won’t be able to sustain your farm.
As an organic farmer, you can’t rely on your ability to grow or raise your products, this is only half of what you’re going to need. You also need to have a decent business sense if you want your farm to thrive. One popular way to sell your organic crops is to local organic restaurants.
But with how few of those there are, you have to make sure that your organic farm is the go-to for organic restaurants. Here are some tips to help guarantee that you sell your products to organic restaurants.
Don’t waste time
Don’t waste any time when handling your food deliveries to these restaurants. Make sure that the both of you stick to a schedule that you both have agreed upon. It’s important to maintain a level of consistency with restaurants as they have their own deadlines to meet.
Keep up with the food trends
To increase the demand for your organic produce, it’s important that you keep yourself updated with the recent food trends. Of course, you should continue to grow your usual crops, but it helps to spice up your inventory with items that are in demand at restaurants.
Berries, heirloom vegetables, and specialty greens are often sought after because these are often used in trendy restaurants. Including these in your roster of crops makes you more sought after by local organic restaurants.
Don’t limit yourself
In line with the previous point, don’t limit yourself to one kind of crop. Branch out and work with a variety of crops. By doing so, more and more local restaurants will turn to you because you are more likely to carry the ingredients that they need for their menus.
Build a network of connections
In organic farming, you wouldn’t expect that you would need excellent communication skills, but as it stands, especially in a smaller community like the organics industry, you need to work on your communication skills and build a network of connections.
If a restaurant likes the quality of your products and like working with you, they are more likely to recommend you to other restaurants and establishments, which is great for your business and building up more connections.