Updated: March 9, 2023
Chapter 3: Marketing challenges and opportunities
Chapter 3: Marketing challenges and opportunities is part of the online publication "From Surviving to Thriving: Strategies for Urban Farm Success. There are many marketing opportunities for urban farmers. When agriculture can take place literally in the customer’s backyards, this high visibility in a populated area can attract a wide variety of customers. Urban producers still face the challenge of competing with farmers from peri-urban areas that have more land, can produce greater volumes of product, and have lower cost of production.
Updated: December 1, 2022
Maryland Niche Meats and Poultry Producers Online Directory
This directory is developed jointly by the Niche Meat and Poultry Producers and the Ag Marketing Program of the University of Maryland Extension. This directory serves as a way to connect buyers, consumers, producers, and market masters to fresh, high-quality farm-raised meats from Maryland producers. For ease of aggregating suppliers, this directory has been organized by product, though many producers offer multiple products. If a listing includes “USDA,” it applies only to Beef, Bison, Chevon, Lamb, and Pork.
Updated: November 1, 2022
Food Processing in Maryland
Are you a specialty food entrepreneur? If so, check out the Food Processing in Maryland module. This invaluable module provides information about how to sell and process food in Maryland. This module will include rules for specific foods and important regulatory information. Our interactive map of Maryland's regulatory environment provides you with location-specific contacts.