Organic Marketing Cooperative

1999 Annual Report for FNC99-264

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1999: $9,254.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:

Organic Marketing Cooperative


Small farms cannot individually market to wholesale institutions because of industry standards in quantity, consistency, dependability, speed, professional invoices and availability lists.

Objective: 1) To increase farm incomes and 2)to increase the number of rural jobs.

By forming a marketing cooperative for small, certified organic farms, the producer wants to establish a product market with wholesale grocery chains, buying clubs, farmers markets and its private label.

Results: The producer is requesting monetary and informational support from local extension educators and Rural Development.