Farm and Food Tourism

Farm and Food Tourism

Farm and Food Tourism

Exploring Opportunities

This curriculum is designed to provide valuable insight into food tourism, agritourism, culinary tourism, and other farm and food products that support the tourism industry and the tourist experience. Food tourism requires new management and marketing approaches that are distinctly different from traditional farming and other diversification strategies. Before investing in this unique market niche, it is important to understand the tourism industry, the tourist consumer, and the challenges of collaborative efforts between tourism and food industries. Furthermore, accessing tourists, understanding their travel patterns, and effective marketing can be taxing for small farms. Tourism can be a rewarding and profitable endeavor, but determining how tourism plays into other farm activities, the infrastructure needed to support this market, and how visitors affect the use of farm resources are important considerations before investing time and energy into tourism expansions.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) EW13-005, Economic Evaluation of Agricultural Diversification through Agritourism for the Intermountain West .

Product specs
Format: Manuals/Guides
Length: 92 Pages
Author(s): Kynda Curtis, Susan Slocum, Karin Allen
Location: West
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2016 Annual Report

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