The Local Roots Community Processing Kitchen is a shared use facility for food entrepreneurs and food producers to process and store product to add value, increase the market, and deliver local food year round.
The POWER project is a mobile farmers market with a strong nutrition and horticulture education focus. The functions of the POWER project are as follows.
• A mobile teaching unit to build gardening, food preservation, retail ready, nutrition and cooking skills
• A resource (information, equipment, etc.) library for local producers and consumers
• A bridge between buyers, retailers, and sellers. The unit will purchase fresh produce at market value from community and market gardens and sell to restaurants, small grocers, or directly to consumers
Context: What are your objectives, opportunities and challenges? an economic development tool for the City of Geneva to promote local wine, food and ancillary agricultural products -- the balance TBA Community Investment: How will you and your collaborators work together to retain wealth locally? What still needs to be done in this regard? tba Information: What information, communication plans and information technologies do you need to run your business? What is in place now and what do you still need? tba
Context: What are your objectives, opportunities and challenges? My objective is to grow and sell high quality fruits and vegetables while making money. Focus: What specific customers and customer needs are you focused on? The need is the demand for fresh local organic fruits and vegetables. Deliverables: What will you deliver to customers and what is critical to your ability to deliver? High quality local organic fruit and vegetables. Customers will have benefit through health.