Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2016, the Vegetable Farming industry is anticipated to increase due to increasing consumer health consciousness, which as led to increasing demand for fresh produce. While per capita fruit and vegetable consumption has remain stagnant over the five-year period, the price of vegetables have increased as consumers demand premium, fresh vegetables. Also, the number of both small and large farms have been increasing. Small, local farms are benefiting from the organic, local movement, while large, commerical farms are improving labor efficiency. Over the next five years, the industry is anticpated to continue growing... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Historically, vegetable and melon farms have been established on urban fringes. However, the rising values of metropolitan land and encroachment by housing developers have been a threat to traditional vegetable and melon growing areas. Advances in transportation and storage have aided farmers as they have progressively relocated. Today, farms are located some distance from major markets.
Most varieties of vegetable and melon can be grown in a wide range of climatic conditions. However, commercial production, especially for the fresh markets, tends to be concentrated in temperate climates that allow for the best quality and highest profit margins... purchase to read more