Working cooperatively can be a useful tool to have in your back pocket. Where would you go if you didn't have enough product to supply your buyer? Saying you can't supply your buyer one week could do irreparable damage to that relationship so it is always a good idea to have a back up plan.
Delivery is critical to developing a restaurant or foodservice clientele. For smaller farmers, cultivating delivery networks and systems that get food from the farm to the restaurant is crucial.
- Be aware of other growers
- Have the ability to ensure your product is delivered
- Build good relationships with your retail customers
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