During this workshop, participants will have a chance to see SAHC’s recently certified, updated commercial-grade kitchen in action. The kitchen portion of the Education Center at our Community Farm provides a resource for farmers in our Farm Incubator Program and other community members to prepare value-added products.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, value-added products involve a change in the physical state or form of the product (such as milling wheat into flour or making strawberries into jam), or the production of a product in a manner that enhances its value. By offering value-added products as well as fresh produce, farmers can improve their economic productivity.
Community Farm Manager Chris Link will lead the workshop, explaining the versatile elements of the kitchen at SAHC’s Community Farm and how value-added products can be integrated into your farm business plan.
All are welcome. Workshop cost: $20
For more info contact Chris Link at email@example.com. Pre-registration is required.
This workshop is part of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Farmer Education Workshop Series, funded in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. This work is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant number 2016-70017-25341 (Farm Pathways: Integrating Farmer Training with Land Access) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.