So much of the farmer’s focus is naturally on the growing part. Getting outside and getting your hands in the dirt is a big part of why you chose this profession. But, you can’t forget that the selling part is just as important. Do you sell to restaurants? At farmers’ markets? To grocery stores? Do you start a CSA or have a farm stand?

If you are still exploring this decision and need a comparison of the legal perspectives on each, the Legal Considerations for Choosing Direct to Consumer Farm Markets (20pgs.) provides helpful guidance. It explores the legal risks and benefits of different market channels with an eye to small-scale producers.