Project ID

M2007-31

Abstract

Local producers and institutions developed and tested a web-based template designed to simplify internet retail sales of local foods.

Key Question

How can Iowa farmers use the Internet to expand the local food system while maintaining identity and individuality?

Findings

Discussions with local food producers and institutions from across Iowa helped the project partners develop a plan for a web-based template/computer program that would provide the basic tools for web-based sales, while considering the needs and wants of the potential buyers.

Principal Investigator(s)

Marilyn Rubner

Co-Investigator(s)

Lora L. Friest

Year of Grant Completion

2009

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