Selling to Schools and Other Institutions

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Direct Marketing Strategies: Selling to Schools and Other Institutions

Food Assistance & Regional Markets Program Manager: Kim Eads
General Phone: (206) 256-6157


Across the US, "farm to school" and other strategies to sell directly to institutions have grown in popularity, especially as public policy has sought to both promote healthful diets and support local farms. The precise requirements for selling to institutions vary. In general, farms need to have a volume of reliable production to sell to institutions, though several small farms are selling to institutions by finding a right-size match. They also need to have the capacity to deliver or arrange deliveries. And, finally, they will need to dedicate time for building relationships and regular communication.

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