Direct-Market Successes I
A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session
Individual presentations from the Direct-Market Successes I session were:
I. Developing a Saskatoon Berry Market in the Upper Midwest
Witness the efforts of a farm family marketing saskatoons, a wild fruit, on a central Minnesota farm. Marketing approaches will promote superior fruit size, taste and healthy properties.
Patricia Altrichter and Judy Heiling, beef farmers, Randall, Minn.
II. Value-Added Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Product Development, and Marketing for Small Farms
Learn more about methods to preserve and process food for winter distribution, along with marketing options.
Solveig Hanson, GROWN Locally, Potsville, IA
III. Eco-Labeling, Nationwide
Consider the future of eco-labels and their importance in serving growers in local and regional marketing.
Michael K. Hansen, Consumer Policy Institute
IV. Home-Based Micro-Processing
Thanks to a new Kentucky law, close to 200 farmers have registered to process fruit and vegetables in their home kitchens, then sell their products, from pumpkin bread to salsa. Learn more about it!
Sandra Bastin, University of KY
This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.