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Retailing

The Farm Retail Association is a great resource.

Farmers’ Markets

A great way to start “selling your own”.  There are currently 500 Farmers’ Markets in the UK with over 70 in Scotland.

Perth Farmers Market (c) William Murphy | Flickr


Farm Shop


Crafting

Making and / or selling traditional goods either through existing retailers or via a new outlet can be an exciting diversification. Visit Craft Scotland or Scottish Indigenous Craft for inspriation.


Veg Box Scheme

Bonobo Cafe’s Veg Box


Vending Machines

Machines can be a great way to sell seasonal fruit and veg while you do something else! A 28 compartment vending machine costs around £8,000. A well-placed vending machine will pay itself off in around 12 months.


Garden Centre

We love this one: Bespoke Blooms By Maybury on the Isle of Lewis!

For more information on Retailing, see SAC Consulting Farm Management Handbook 2018/19

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