Direct-to-Consumer Sales of Farm Products: Producers and Supply Chains in the Southeast
Mary Clare Ahearn and
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2013, vol. 45, 12
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.
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