An approved farmers’ market is a good place to start when selling directly to consumers, says a provincial new venture specialist.
“Farmers’ markets have always been seen as a business incubator where new businesses can start selling direct to consumers,” said Marissa Brewer. “They get that immediate feedback and learn quickly how to market and hone their skills. Many of our vendors have ‘graduated’ to retail stores with their products but we also have a lot of vendors who continue to use the farmers’ markets as one of their many sales outlets.”
For a listing of all Alberta-approved farmers’ markets visit the Alberta Agriculture website.