LEARN:  MARKETS

Is there a market for your product?

After you have evaluated first steps, it is vital that you ensure there is a market for your product and that you understand some basics about the markets and related regulations that may apply to you. Some of the basics are listed below. It is recommended that you contact the commodity organization of your chosen area of production to discuss details more fully.

 

Certain products can only be sold within the province, while others can be sold inter-provincially and internationally. Some products can only be sold at the farmgate or at farmers’ markets, while others can be sold in supermarkets. The following section gives an overview of the categories and some of the products that fit in each.

You can also consult the New Brunswick statistical review by commodity by clicking here.

There are five general categories of products. 

Products that can be sold without a licence or permit IF sold directly to the consumer:

  • Ungraded eggs produced by a non-quota producer who is in compliance with the applicable regulations regarding the maximum number of laying hens (199) etc.;

  • Jams and jellies.

 

Products that can be sold anywhere in the province without a licence or permit:

  • Flowers;

  • Honey;

  • Maple syrup.

Products that can be sold in the province, but must be prepared and/or processed in a provincially licensed and inspected facility:

  • Meat products;

  • Dairy products;

  • Baked goods – these may be sold inter-provincially as well;

  • Value-added products (in general);

  • Processed vegetables;

  • Processed fruit.

 

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Products that can be sold outside of the province but must be processed in a federally licensed and inspected facility:

  • Meat and dairy products.

Products that may be sold within and outside the province without a licence or permit:

  • All fresh fruit and vegetables.

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