Project ID

M2006-05

Abstract

Bringing farmers and food distributors together to find common ground could accelerate the spread of locally grown food throughout the food chain.

Key Question

What could Iowa farmers learn about working with food processors and distributors?

Findings

There are opportunities to sell locally-grown food products to food distributors, typical protocols for distribution to larger volume buyers, and food attributes that are important to institutional and retail customers of food distributors.

Principal Investigator(s)

Connie Hardy

Co-Investigator(s)

Mary Holz-Clause

Year of Grant Completion

2008