Direct farm marketing guide now available

BISMARCK – The new edition of “Farm to Market: North Dakota's Guide to Direct Farm Marketing” is now available from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).

“The guide has been completely revised and updated to reflect changes in laws and regulations pertaining to direct sales of farm products,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “People who market their products directly through farmers markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own gardens and community supported agriculture (CSAs) or who sell directly to restaurants and food services will find this a valuable reference.”

The 36-page booklet contains information on types of direct marketing, taxes, insurance, health regulations and safety codes. The specific health requirements of different cities and health districts regarding food sales are also provided.

Free copies of “Farm to Market: North Dakota's Guide to Direct Farm Marketing” are available from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 602, Bismarck, ND  58505-0020; telephone (701) 328-2231 or (800) 242-7535; email ndda@nd.gov.

The guide is also available on NDDA's website at www.nd.gov/ndda/sites/default/files/legacy/resource/FarmToMarketGuide.pdf.