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Local Marketing of Organic Food by Certified Organic Processors, Manufacturers, and Distributors


  • Dimitri, Carolyn
  • Jaenicke, Edward C.
  • Oberholtzer, Lydia


Local organic food is garnering new interest. Using new data from a national survey of certified organic intermediaries, we examine local markets for organic food and assess which firms are likely to market locally. Approximately 25% of survey respondents primarily market their products locally, and 15% of the value of organic food (at the intermediate level) is sold locally. Larger firms are less likely to market locally, firms that handle a greater share of organic products are more likely to market locally, and the likelihood of marketing locally is lower the longer a firm has been certified organic.

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  • Dimitri, Carolyn & Jaenicke, Edward C. & Oberholtzer, Lydia, 2008. "Local Marketing of Organic Food by Certified Organic Processors, Manufacturers, and Distributors," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 26(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jloagb:90640

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