News Center Maine reports on UMaine Extension online pricing tool for farmers

News Center Maine featured the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new resource to help farmers keep track of product pricing, the Maine Farmers Market Price Report. The online tool samples prices at 10 different farmer’s markets across the state from Kittery to Bangor for 11 products, including broccoli, eggs and cucumbers. “It can help people decide if a product can be profitable for them if they decide to go to market in a certain part of the state or if they are going to retail versus wholesale, it’s also incredibly valuable for new or beginning farmers who are writing up their business plans, looking at what the market might look like for them if they were to enter into the farmers market arena,” said Tori Jackson, a professor of agriculture and natural resources and member of UMaine Extension.