Farmers, ranchers, and forest owners are increasingly interested in integrating the production of fruit, nuts, root crops, mushrooms, and other crops into their production systems using agroforestry practices. Many producers want to learn about and connect with markets for these products before they get started. While these crops can be sold in local, regional and national markets, information or resources for accessing markets are scarce. This publication shares producer experiences with marketing agroforestry products, including how producers entered — or created — the markets for their products. These individual stories highlight a diversity of experiences, from family-run farms to intermediaries assisting with market access. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal, state, and local programs can provide capital or technical assistance to farmers at different phases of market development. The case studies in this publication highlight programs and resources available through USDA.
- Published: 2021
- Publisher: USDA National Agroforestry Center