Low-Income Community Markets Initiative

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2002: $133,813.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Federal Funds: $105,212.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $114,146.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Duane Perry
The Food Trust

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, potatoes
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: sweet potatoes, artichokes, 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
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, workshop, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, social capital, social networks
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