Growing Method, Organic Certification and their Impact on Wholesale Prices

Last month, Cabbige Insights featured analysis of wholesale channels for direct market farmers, and our conclusion was that broader, higher volume wholesale channels are necessary to open up significant revenue opportunities for small-to-mid sized farms.

And, as anyone who has worked to bring local food into wholesale channels knows, there is much to be considered and done in this area. Our May Cabbige Insights report focuses on farm growing method (ie. certified organic, not-certified organic, use of cover crops, no-till method, and the presence or absence of pesticides). We looked at trends from our internal data on what types of farms have organic certification, their growing methods, crop and sales channel mix, and price premiums associated with growing method across different sales channels.

The results that we found were very telling, though not surprising. 

The full report will be released to Cabbige subscribers and Partners on May 1st...