Specialty Crop Products

Laurel Vista Farms

Rita Resick's picture

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.

organic/sustainable high brix vegetable production,and grassfed meats,dairy.Collaborating with growers Greater Holmes County

healthyheritagejk5@gmail.com's picture

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

M.Ajamian B.Jaeger's picture

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.

Produce on Wheels for Eating Right Project

Dan Remley's picture

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

Ohio Wine and Culinary Center

Donniella Winchell's picture

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?
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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?
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Workforce Food Centers

Steve Fortenberry's picture

Briefly describe your business including who will do what and how. For example: (Name of principal developers) started (name of business) in (year). In (location) we saw an opportunity to (what your business does) by (Here's how we do it).

Black River Organics

Chester Bowling's picture

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.

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