Before there were farmer markets, there were farm stands. Selling fresh, local produce from the bed of a pickup has been an accepted form of direct marketing for decades. But what if you want to have a permanent building, sell other farm’s products or have liability concerns? Land zoning, food safety rules and other regulations can make the details of opening a farm stand overwhelming. In this session learn how to get started and the steps you’ll need to take if you’re considering a farm stand as part of your marketing plan.
Presenters: Rachel Ashley and Elias Silvernail, Rainshine Family Farm, Corvallis, OR; Chris Bentley, Senior Planner, Benton County; Will Fargo, Food Safety Specialist, Oregon Dept of Agriculture