Development of Market Infrastructure to Support Local and Regional Food Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $86,200.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Federal Funds: $8,400.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $44,300.00
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
Project Coordinator:
Steve Bonney
Sustainable Earth Inc

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: berries (other), melons
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals


  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: demonstration, networking
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, market study
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, integrated pest management, row covers (for pests)
  • Production Systems: holistic management, permaculture
  • Soil Management: organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, community services, sustainability measures
    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.