Promoting Sustainable - Locally Grown Farm Products: Creating a Model Partnership to Increase Farmer Access to New Market Opportunities

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $159,253.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Federal Funds: $87,344.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $132,369.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Donna Pitz
The Food Trust

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons, apples, berries (other), grapes, peaches, pears, plums, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals
  • Animals: bees, bovine, goats
  • Animal Products: dairy
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, networking, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, value added
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration
    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.