NOFA Cost of Production Project

NOFA-VT, in partnership with NOFA-MA and NOFA-NH, is currently wrapping up a project designed to support farmers in calculating their crop-specific costs of production.  Over the past two years, we have worked with 30 organic vegetable farmers in our three states to select, track, and analyze data for one to three crops commonly grown in the Northeast. 

Five factsheets are now available that present cost of production data aggregated from participating farms; these provide metrics to guide farmers’ crop and production planning for winter squash, potatoes, onions, carrots, and head lettuce.  Supplemental factsheets present tips for cost of production analysis, crop profitability comparisons, and whole farm financial metrics.  Using this combination of tools, resources, and available technical assistance, farmers can strategically increase the profitability of their farm businesses.

All factsheets are available to download from the NOFA-VT Resource Library here »

To download printable 8.5x11 files, click here »

The workbook used to gather this information is also available by request. Contact Jen Miller for more information or to request materials.