Value-added Processing of Crops Into “Farmers’ Market Frozen Foods”

Project Overview

FNE06-566
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $9,659.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Nina Bruno
Ambrosia Farms

Commodities

  • Vegetables: All Vegetables

Practices

  • Crop Production: food processing
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems

    Proposal summary:

    Value-added processing gives farmers a new way to boost farm income and promote locally grown crops. This project will develop a frozen meal featuring ethnic ingredients and heirloom vegetables. The project manager will record methods that streamline production and expand the product line and identify sharing arrangements between farmers that offer a model for those interested in the processing of crops for the frozen-food market. Outreach will be through presentations, articles, news releases, and nutritionists.

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