MOFGA has an array of resources to help organic farmers address their marketing needs and challenges. We provide online support and resources, in-person farm or business visits, grant or loan options for technical assistance, and referrals to other ag service providers and professional marketing consultants. We can assist in strengthening one’s understanding of specific markets and effective business strategies like branding, logos, pricing, packaging, labeling and more. Please reach out to our organic marketing and business specialist with any inquiries and needs.
From 2006 to 2021, MOFGA has conducted surveys of prices charged by MOFGA certified organic farmers in Maine for both direct retail and wholesale sales, and we maintain a database of these historic reports. Please contact our organic marketing and business specialist to receive past price reports or specific crop price histories.
As of 2022, MOFGA has spearheaded a collaborative effort to establish and maintain a statewide Maine Ag Price Report. The report covers a diverse and broad scope of Maine’s farming sectors in an effort to produce a more robust series of pricing data. Our pilot project will initially cover only direct retail prices at farmers’ markets, but will help us build a template to expand upon in coming years. This project is being jointly produced by staff at MOFGA, Maine Farmland Trust, Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets, the University of Maine and UMaine Cooperative Extension, and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
The Maine Farmers’ Market Price Report is a website where weekly farmers’ market pricing data is uploaded and available for all to access. Made possible with funding through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the support of the Maine Federation of Farmers Markets, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Maine Farmland Trust and the University of Maine, this new site is being hosted by UMaine Extension, piloting a new statewide price report which will be focused on farmers’ market prices for a limited number of crops (in 2022), with the aim of building a tool that will expand into other markets and products in the future.
September 2012 Organic Price Report (PDF 140k)
August 2012 Organic Price Report (PDF 140k)
July 2012 Organic Price Report (PDF 140k)
June 2012 Organic Price Report (PDF 140k)
May 2012 Organic Price Report (PDF 132k)
2011 Wholesale Summary Organic Price Report (PDF 140K)
October 2011 Organic Price Report (PDF 128K)
September 2011 Organic Price Report (PDF 144K)
August 2011 Organic Price Report (PDF 136K)
July 2011 Organic Price Report (PDF 136K)
June 2011 Organic Price Report (PDF 136K)
May 2011 Organic Price Report (PDF 136K)
2010 WHOLESALE Summary Report (120K)
October 2010 Organic Price Report (PDF 140K)
September 2010 Organic Price Report (PDF 140K)
August 2010 Organic Price Report (PDF 136K)
July 2010 Organic Price Report (PDF 140K)
June 2010 Organic Price Report (PDF 124K)
May 2010 Organic Price Report (PDF 128K)
2009 WHOLESALE Summary Report (PDF 364K)
2009 PICK YOUR OWN Summary Report (PDF 112K)
October 2009 Organic Price Report (PDF 136K)
September 2009 Organic Price Report (PDF 136K)
August 2009 Organic Price Report (PDF 132K)
July 2009 Organic Price Report (PDF 116K)
June 2009 Organic Price Report (PDF 116K)
May 2009 Organic Price Report (PDF 120K)
2008 Organic Meat & Dairy Price Report (PDF 120K)
RETAIL 2008 Summary Report (PDF 160K)
WHOLESALE 2008 Summary Report (PDF 144K)
PICK YOUR OWN 2008 Summary Report (PDF 120k)
2007 Wholesale Summary Price Report (PDF 272K)
2007 Pick-Your-Own Summary Price Report (PDF 236K)
2006 Wholesale Summary Price Report (PDF 120K)
Since 2020, MOFGA and Maine Farmland Trust have collaboratively produced seasonal market reports to provide a platform for sharing data and information relevant to what’s happening at markets, specifically to support communication between Maine farmers and buyers. The Maine Produce Market Reports are posted on a Google Group platform, which allows readers to interact and connect in real time, communicate about supply and demand needs, and share relevant thoughts and perspectives. Issued every two weeks from May to October, the Maine Produce Market Reports focus on fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs, reporting trends in supply, demand and pricing across a broad spectrum of Maine growers, buyers and markets.
To join the Maine Produce Market Report group, use this link and click the “Ask to Join” button near the top center of the page.
Past issues of the market reports are available. Please contact our organic marketing and business specialist to access or receive any or all of these (PDF or hard copy versions are available as well as online access).