Thank you for the opportunity to share my idea with you!
As an entrepreneur and budding businessman, I'm hoping to combine my passions and strengths by starting a business that will make prepared meals (breakfasts, sack lunches, entrees and sides for dinner) that customers can take home and eat with their family (or in the case of breakfast/lunch perhaps take to work!) The large portion of each meal would be locally sourced and bent towards the healthy eater.
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Laurel Vista grows vegetables, mainly green beans, sweet onions, and potatoes, augmented by various summer vegetables. We also have expanded into a line of branded valued added jar products made from the local ingredients we grow: Sweet Onion and Garlic Jam, Dilly Beans, Pickled Peppers, and Pasta Sauce.
Wholesome Valley Farm is an education and marketing hub for the Greater Holmes County community.We serve both Amish and non-Amish.The farm has a retail store onsite for producers to sell their product through the store.Joel Kurtz also works to market these products through other channels for the farmer.The farm also produces vegetables and free-range eggs,with plans to produce grass-fed meats in the future.We hope to have healthy affordable food for the community that is convenient to buy.Also make it easy for producers to learn how to produce this quality product and then market it for them.
Shagbark Seed & Mill, launched by the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2010, is a prototype certified organic regional scale processing facility/business that offers staple grain and bean products made from organic and chemical free grain, bean, and seed crops. We work with Ohio farmers who are certified organic or agree to grow without chemical inputs to fill the processing gap in the value chain that is now dominated by global commodities. Our goals are to develop a regional scale facility that 1.