9. Direct Marketing in Washington State
Direct marketing allows farms to sell their products in a variety of ways including from the farm, at a farm stand or U-pick operation, at farmers markets, through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), agri-culinary tourism, Food Hubs, online/mail-order sales and even directly to restaurants, hospitals, grocery stores, food co-ops, and schools.
10. Selling to Individuals: From Buying Clubs to U–Pick
Farms interested in selling directly to consumers have many options in Washington State, especially (but not exclusively) in the high population base of the Puget Sound region. This is a very dynamic and creative marketing arena and this fact sheet provides an overview to get you started. We have picked seven of the most common means of making direct sales to individuals who will eat, wear, experience, or otherwise use your farm products.