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Vegetable Research and Extension

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Marketing

WSU Marketing Resources

Alternative Crop Brochures. A series of alternative crop brochures including baby corn, bamboo shoots, edible pea vines, edamame, lingonberries, wasabi, and cranberries.

2000-2001 Chef/Farmer Connection Directory. A comprehensive directory specifically designed to link chefs to farmers in Washington State. The Directory is divided into 7 sections: NW region, SW region, North Central region, South Central region, Eastern region, Crop Finder, and Resources.

Farm Fresh Recipes. A series of recipes developed by local chefs. Crops include baby corn, bamboo shoots, cranberries, pea vines, edamame, lingonberries, wasabi, and squash. All recipes also contain nutritional information.

Farming the Northwest and Farming West of the Cascades. A series of Extension Publications created by the WSU Small Farms Team to help educate the public about local agriculture and regionally grown products. Topics include Baby Corn, Edamame, Marketing, and Spelt.

Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington. Located by the water in Seattle, Washington, the Pike Place Market offers local farmers an opportunity to sell their produce fresh from the fields. The Pike Place Market also operates a CSA whereby customers can pick up a box of produce prepared with items from a variety of farms each week.

WSU IMPACT Center. International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities and Trade. This WSU web site has current reports, slides, and brochures related to international trade.

Additional Resources

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Agricultural Marketing Publications. Has articles and publication on various marketing subjects including Consumer Response and Attitudes, Farmers' Markets, Jersey Fresh, and Ag Tourism. Site maintained by Rutgers University.

Growing for Market. A national monthly newsletter for direct market farmers containing information about growing and marketing produce, herbs, and cut flowers.

Handbook of Regulations for Direct Farm Marketing: "The Greenbook". Designed to assist farmers in negotiating the red tape of Washington State regulations associated with direct marketing farm products. Additionally, contains information on direct marketing strategies such as selling at a farmers market and Community Supported Agriculture programs. Provides an extensive list of resources and websites.

Organic Trade Association. The OTA is a national association representing the organic industry in Canada, the US, and Mexico.

SAN Marketing Strategies for Farmers & Ranchers. This Sustainable Agriculture Network page offers marketing strategies designed to introduce farmers and ranchers to new and alternative marketing techniques.

Washington State Farmers Market Association. 2002 Washington Farmers Market Directory.

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