Bringing the store to the customer. Increasing the farm's direct marketing capability and increasing retail income from meats, eggs, and produce with a mobile store

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2009: $5,980.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:
Dave Bishop
PrairiErth Farm

Information Products


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, potatoes, wheat
  • Fruits: apples, melons
  • Nuts: walnuts
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), leeks, onions, peas (culinary), peppers, radishes (culinary), rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, swine


  • Crop Production: food product quality/safety
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, e-commerce, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added, whole farm planning
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, organic agriculture
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems, partnerships, public participation, community services, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks, sustainability measures
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