Bringing farmers and food distributors together to find common ground could accelerate the spread of locally grown food throughout the food chain.
What could Iowa farmers learn about working with food processors and distributors?
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.
Year of Grant Completion
Hardy, Connie and Holz-Clause, Mary, "Bridging the gap: What does it take to bring small- and medium-sized producers and retail and foodservice distributors together?" (2008). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 292.