[Market-farming] RE: prices/organic premium

road's end farm organic101 at linkny.com
Mon May 9 08:54:57 EDT 2005

On May 8, 2005, at 1:56 PM, Stephanie Nosacek wrote:
> The manager stated that they tried to keep their prices in line with 
> supermarket prices. Now since many of the growers are organic and 
> there aren't any organic grocery stores in the area I figure they are 
> cutting their throats. They should be getting better prices than the 
> shipped in produce is selling for. Just my opinion.

The "organic premium" doesn't amount to much in some areas. In some 
markets you can get quite a bit more; in others, hardly anything extra. 
Around here, some people will pay a little more for organic, and a few 
people will pay considerably more; but you can often get further 
stressing flavor, fresh, and local.

Some crops will cost you a lot more to raise organically; others 
probably won't. Depends a lot on the weeding labor involved.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

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