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Sowing the Seeds of Justice Food Manual
This manual offers strategies and insights to help farmers run a small farm business that supports the needs of low-income communities. It is drawn from the lived experiences of farmers at Soul Fire Farm, a family farm working to end racial and economic injustice in the food system, and partner farms as well as research […]
Dried Flowers, Herbs and Cover Crops Sold as Seasonal Decoration
Monica Drazba of Chickadee Creek Farm in Pennington, New Jersey conducted a Northeast SARE Farmer Grant to study the production costs, required labor, marketability, and profitability of growing specialty cut flowers and grasses specifically for wreath production. As a result, she created a series of five fact sheets, below, that contain an analysis of the […]
Baskets to Pallets Teaching Manual
The Baskets to Pallets Teaching Manual was written by Violet Stone, New York state SARE coordinator, as part of a state-based professional development program aimed at addressing the gap of tools to support farmers as they decide if, when and how to sell to a wholesale market. The Manual contains lessons plans and teaching resources that educators […]
Growing Specialty Ethnic Crops for a South Asian Market in the Northeast
This guide, written by David Vigil and Kendra Ellis of East New York Farms!, provides information on growing three types of South Asian specialty crops--beans, vining gourds and greens. A general description, planting and care considerations, harvesting tips, and varieties and seed sources are included for each of the following crops. Beans Winged Beans (Psophocarpus […]
Social Media Toolkit for Farmers and Agricultural Producers
Juliet Glass of the Maryland Farmers' Market Association created this social media toolkit for farmers, based on the work she conducted through a Northeast SARE Partnership Grant. Glass worked with four Maryland farms to audit their social media channels and make concrete suggestions on how they could improve their social media use to expand their […]
PA Extension reaches out to Hispanic and Latinx farming communities
As more people of color choose farming and agricultural careers, Cooperative Extension and other agricultural service organizations must expand their ability to serve culturally diverse groups. Pennsylvania saw a 16% increase in Hispanic and Latinx farmers and farmworkers, inspiring Elsa Sanchez of Pennsylvania State University to conduct a Northeast SARE Professional Development Grant project aimed […]
Train-the-trainer program supports value-added and direct marketing education for Northeast farmers
Northeastern producers frequently consider direct marketing and value-added product development to increase revenues on the farm. Food entrepreneurship requires different skillsets than production agriculture. And, introducing value-added foods to the marketplace opens the seller to unique business liability. Therefore, it is important that farmers receive training and support to effectively set up and manage local […]
Supporting the development of agritourism in the Northeast
Northeast farmers are increasingly reliant on agritourism to expand farm income, create employment for family members, and strengthen relationships within the local community. This multi-state (NJ, VT, DE, and ME) Professional Development project, led by Brian Schilling of Rutgers University, provided training to agricultural educators to better assist the farmers with whom they work to […]
RI student studies production and marketing potential of amaranth
Amaranth is a traditional leaf vegetable in over 50 countries, yet little research exists on growing this crop in temperate climates like the Northeast U.S. University of Rhode Island student Sarah Schweig saw the potential that this crop might hold for farmers looking to diversity their farms in our densely populated, ethnically diverse region. Therefore, […]
Guild by association: Partnership grant organizes Maryland cheesemakers
Although consumer demand for local Maryland artisanal and farmstead cheeses is high, state regulatory hurdles have created significant barriers for this emerging industry. Working with Ginger Myers, agricultural marketing specialist with the University of Maryland Extension, a committed group of farmstead cheese producers and agriculture support specialists teamed up to form the Maryland Cheesemakers' Guild […]
On-Farm Smart Energy Buying and Use
This is part of the Farm Energy IQ Curriculum Series. With the understanding of deregulated energy markets and having an option to buy energy at less expensive times of the day, how can you change your habits to take advantage?
Harvesting cattle to produce quality beef
Pricing, quality at harvest, issues with dark cutters, influence of cattle age, and more.
Understanding Food Safety
This document lays out permitting requirements and safe food handling practices at farmers markets.
Marbling, maturity, nutrition, and the distribution of quality grading in the U.S.
Consumer attitudes and purchasing decisions
Covers consumer trends and concerns.
Pricing the beef carcass
Smart pricing, hidden costs, keeping up with changes in the market, and more.
Sires for grass-fed beef production
Criteria for genetic selection, the importance of grass quality, breeds, benchmarks, and more.
Selection for meat quality
Planning for a specific market, choosing replacement heifers, genetics, crossbreeding, and more.
Niche Poultry Enterprises in New England
Broiler enterprises have started making a comeback in the region in recent years, but they tend to look very different from the standard broiler operations you’d find in Maryland or Georgia.
Wilson Beef Farms
Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.