2021 Regional Food System Grant Program Awardee: Farmstand Local Foods


Farmstand Local Foods


De-Mystifying Local Food Pricing for Farmers & Chefs in Preparation for New Overtime Rules in Agriculture


Pricing for local food is paradoxically obvious and mysterious for both buyers and sellers. Our proposal seeks to de-mystify pricing for producers and buyers and help prepare for increased prices due to the new overtime labor laws. The first deliverable is an infographic that illustrates how prices fluctuate across wholesale and retail channels and include concrete pricing “benchmarks”. Second, to provide chefs a simple infographic based on experiment and analysis that sourcing ingredients from small, local farms has cost savings. Third, prepare stakeholders for increase prices due to new Washington agriculture overtime laws in agriculture.

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