Direct sales through markets, roadside stands, and other means up 8 percent since 2007
Agriculture Census Highlights (ACH) - 7
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Throughout the United States, 144,520 farms sold $1.3 billion in fresh edible agricultural products directly to consumers in 2012. This was a 6 percent increase in farms, and an 8 percent increase in sales, over 2007, the last time the agriculture census was conducted. Farms with direct sales to consumers were 6.9 percent of the nation’s 2.1 million farms in 2012, but those sales accounted for only 0.3 percent of total agriculture sales.
U.S. Department of Agriculture