What is a U-Pick Farm?
Advantages of a U-Pick Farm
- Direct sales to consumer lowers costs and brings profits up
- no transportation or labor costs
- Low packaging costs when customers bring their own containers.
- Good Income
- entry fees help with income
Disadvantages of U-Pick Farm
- Insurance liability increases
- has to accept local price for produce
- producers work day is extended
- work hours are extended for holidays and weekends
- may not be advantageously located to sell products
- if local market demand is supplied, has to look to regional markets
- Customers may be disagreeable