Project ID

M2005-12

Abstract

The project determined the demand and value of locally grown foods for use in the institutional market, and attempted to quantify the supply available in southwest Iowa.

Key Question

What is the level of interest in local foods by institutional food preparers in southwest Iowa, and are there enough local producers to meet the institutional demand?

Findings

Yes, there is "enough" interest to have a major impact in the target market as well as some overflow to surrounding county institutions. There appears to be enough produce/product to meet the demand of institutions for some items, but additional recruitment of growers and development of additional produce resources is needed.

Principal Investigator(s)

Alan Ladd

Co-Investigator(s)

Steve Adams

Year of Grant Completion

2009

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