Emerging Market Opportunities for Small Scale Producers

This report is the result of a proceeding of a special session at the August 2008 panel discussion that brought community based organizations that work with socially disadvantaged farmers together. The report offers information on farm-to-consumer marketing tactics, market channels available for farmers to increase their farm-to-firm sales and case interviews with produce buyers from Whole Foods and Keany Produce Company.

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5076556&acct=wdmgeninfo

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

This “Plain Language Guide to Starting a Value Added Food Business,” from the Northeast Network of Immigrant Farming Projects, provides information on processing raw fruits and vegetables and how to package  and market value-added products effectively.

http://nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/downloads/guides/PL_ValueAddedGuide.pdf

Immigrant Farming Programs and Resources

This paper, written by Marla Rhodes and Hugh Joseph, is a guide on immigrant farming activities across the US.  It provides an overview of resources for immigrant farmers, including a list of organizations that work with immigrant farmers, and agriculture resources for Hispanic, Asian, and Southeast Asian farmers and refugees and migrant workers.

http://smallfarms.wsu.edu/wsu-pdfs/ImmigrantFarmingGuide.pdf