Farm to Grocery

Farm to grocery provides opportunities for increased sales and market access. Diversified supply chains, such as farm to grocery, are important for a resilient food system. This Farm to Grocery Toolkit is a resource for farmers and grocers to help facilitate the sale of farm-grown products to grocery stores, particularly those stores in rural Minnesota. 

The toolkit covers legality and methods of selling and buying local foods, includes a legal product checklist and various templates (labeling local foods, farm feature, invoicing, margin calculator), provides tips on building a successful business relationship, and guidance on processing local foods for sale.

This project was made possible through partnership between the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) and the U of MN Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, with partial funding from a Minnesota Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant.

Fair Use Statement:

You are welcome to download, print, and distribute any portion of the Rural Grocery Toolkit for educational or marketing purposes, but do not charge recipients more than the cost of printing and handling of materials. Please give the following credit: “This publication was a project of U of MN Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota.”