Organic farming business ideas – 25 of them here


You already know how many excellent agricultural business opportunities exist. But there is a narrower and potentially more lucrative niche for entrepreneurs: organic farming. Sales of organic imports have grown steadily, reaching $47 billion in 2016 according to the Organic Trade Association.



Organic Farming Business Ideas

And that means there are still plenty of opportunities for American agricultural companies to take advantage of the organic farming market. If you are interested in getting involved in this growing niche industry, here are some organic farming business ideas to consider.

Organic produce farm

One of the most popular ways to get started in organic farming is to grow organic produce. This is similar to regular production farming, just without the chemical pesticides and fertilizers used by conventional farms.

Organic dairy farm

Similarly, you can start a dairy farm where you use natural processes and organic feed for cows.

Organic livestock farm

Or you can start a livestock farm where you also use natural materials and processes to raise your livestock.

Organic fish farming

There is some debate about how organically farmed fish can really be. But you can stay away from pesticides and follow USDA guidelines for organic seafood.

Organic Grocery Wholesaler

Whether you grow a type of organic food or have an entire farm, one option for selling these items is to be a wholesaler for large chains like Whole Foods or Walmart.

Organic market

You can also open your own organic food market where you sell organic products directly to consumers.

Niche organic store

Another retail-type option would be to open a small boutique that focuses on a specific niche like an organic tea and coffee shop or a health food store that sells Mediterranean-inspired options.

roadside farm stand

If you have a small farm, you can also sell your produce directly to consumers with a roadside farm stand that you can set up during busy seasons.

Selling at the farmer’s market

There are also many farmers markets across the country where you can rent space to sell your organic food.

Organic farmers market

Or you could actually host your own farmers market and just work with organic farmers.

Organic feed for livestock

Since organic livestock producers must use organic animal feed, there is another possibility for agricultural companies to supply this product to agricultural customers.

Cultivation of herbs

If you have a smaller workspace, you can also grow herbs to package them for sale to consumers or retail outlets.

Organic bath and body products

You can also grow various plants like lavender and aloe to use in bath and body products that you can then sell.

Organic cannery

If you grow fruits or vegetables organically, you can create jams, salsas, or other products that you can package in boxes or jars to sell online or in-store.

Sales of organic baby food

You can also use organic produce and turn it into packaged baby food to sell to health-conscious parents.

Sales of organic dog food

It is also possible to use certain organic foods to make food or treats for dogs or cats to sell in specialized pet stores or even online.

Production of supplements

You can also grow certain plants like turmeric or beets which you can make into organic supplements to package for sale.

Natural cleaning products

You can even use organic products like lemon juice or olive oil to create natural cleaning products that appeal to health-conscious and environmentally conscious families.

Organic Restaurant Wholesaler

For businesses that want to wholesale organic foods, you can actually sell directly to restaurants rather than retail stores.

Farm-to-table restaurant

Another option would be for you to grow food on a nearby rooftop or farm and then use those organic produce in a farm-to-table restaurant menu.

Organic juice bar

You can also use a variety of organic products in juices and smoothies that you can sell at a specialty juice bar.

Organic gardening service

If you are looking to start a service business, you can offer gardening services to people who want to grow their own vegetables or other plants without using unnatural materials.

Sales of organic compost

You can also collect materials for composting and then sell organic compost to farmers or gardeners who want to use only natural materials.

Urban rooftop garden

You no longer need tons of space to start a farm or grow food. You can start an urban garden on a rooftop or in a small plot and then sell these items to visitors or nearby businesses.

Organic farm consultant

Or if you have a lot of expertise in organic farming, you can start a business as a consultant where you will help other farming businesses looking to switch to organic farming.

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