ORGANIC FARMERS NOT SELLING DIRECT TO RETAILERS

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Exploding consumer support for organic products has yet to substantially open the direct-to-retail door for farmers of those products, according to a survey released by the Organic Farming Research Foundation.The Third Biennial National Organic Farmer's Survey, reported that -- while 77% of organic farmers would like to increase their sales at the local level -- only 7% reported

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Exploding consumer support for organic products has yet to substantially open the direct-to-retail door for farmers of those products, according to a survey released by the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

The Third Biennial National Organic Farmer's Survey, reported that -- while 77% of organic farmers would like to increase their sales at the local level -- only 7% reported that they actually marketed their goods directly to retailers. The remaining 13% sol

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