Starting a Farm in Ontario
- Business Information Bundle for New Farmers
Ways for a New Farm to Sell its Products
Some products produced in Ontario (for example chicken, eggs, grains,
milk.) are governed by marketing boards that engage in promotion,
marketing activities and research activities for producers. In many
cases, they also negotiate prices and/or contracts between processors
and individual farmers. The production and marketing of some products
are also controlled by a quota system.
Farm Products Marketing Commission (OFPMC) is accountable for
the marketing boards.
If the sale of your product is not regulated by a marketing board,
you may sell your product through some form of direct marketing.
Common ways of doing this are through roadside stands or stores,
pick-your-own enterprises, farmers' markets, urban stores, and direct
ordering by consumers to name just a few.
Marketing and Value Added Ventures
Take what you already produce on your farm and create a new product
or service to add to your business's bottom line. Learn how from
successful farmers who did it and complete training that will guide
you through the process. Evaluating
Value Added Opportunities