Innovative and Creative Ways of Safely Selling Dairy Products at Farmer’s Markets

Project Overview

FNE03-467
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2003: $8,703.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $726.00
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Project Leader:
Courtney Haase
Nunsuch Dairy & Cheese

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Animals: goats
  • Animal Products: dairy

Practices

  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, market study, value added
  • Pest Management: sanitation
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Selling dairy products in open-air markets requires that the products be kept cool, clean, and safe, and also be displayed to the consumer in an appealing way. The farmer will develop a handbook of safe and efficient handling practices, applicable state regulations in the Northeast, and ways of safely displaying and selling cheese and other dairy products in a market setting. The overall goal is to fill a knowledge gap and encourage value-added dairy development. Outreach will be through the handbook which will be marketed through newsletters, other publications, and a Web site.

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