And when you see a sign for a Farmer's Market, do you stop to take a look ... and have a visit with the growers?
|Sale price is $1.98 per pound for USDA Certified Organic apples|
These were grown in Washington, where 60% of the apples
in the USA are produced.
|Price is $2.99 lb.|
|The price is $4 lb. for USDA Certified Organic Potatoes|
|From Trader Joe's|
The USDA has the following advice for organic growers regarding pricing:
"Your pricing strategy speaks volumes about your business. You will quickly earn a reputation as fair and ethical if you have a good pricing strategy. The alternative is to be known as cheap, dishonest and desperate among consumers and competitors. Your pricing strategy should be consistent, accurate and reliable. Many people want farmers to have a good quality of life and are willing to pay a fair price for quality products, so price according to what you are spending and add a reasonable markup."
|From a Farmers' Market in a nearby town|