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Add Value to Organic Crops with Small-Scale Processing on the Farm

Small and medium-sized farms can earn extra income with value-added products made legally and safely at home and on the farm. From salsa to jam, bread, and dried fruit, farmers can turn imperfect produce into marketing diversity. Options include starting with home kitchens, adding a commercial kitchen to a farm building, working with community kitchen spaces, and hiring a co-packer. We will learn from some growers who have successful value-added businesses and from a certifier about what it takes to get these products certified. Topics may include product niches, branding, packaging, and the legalities of various products.

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Track and Session Info

Session: 
C | 3:30 pm

Date and Location

Location: 
Triton
Day: 
Thursday
Presenter(s): 

Jessie Nichols

Title: 
Jessie Nichols
Presenter Affiliation: 
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)

Vernon Peterson

Title: 
Vernon Peterson
Presenter Affiliation: 
Abundant Harvest Organics

Jenna Muller

Title: 
Jenna Muller
Presenter Affiliation: 
Full Belly Farm

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