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    • Accessing Virginia Market Sectors: Establishing a Market Perspective 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-27)
      Discusses marketing perspective, and emphasizes the importance of understanding the market, before investing lots of time, effort and money.
    • Accessing Virginia's College & University Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-27)
      Highlights from a 2015-2016 market assessment survey are discussed in this document.
    • Accessing Virginia's Hospital Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-27)
      Discusses hospitals as a potential market for locally grown foods and products. Identifies school purchasing priorities, and some of the likely barriers to purchasing.
    • Accessing Virginia's Market Sectors: Fresh Produce Purchasing Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-17)
      Discusses the results of a survey of colleges and universities, direct-to-consumer markets, hospitals, public schools, restaurants, retailers and regional wholesalers.
    • Accessing Virginia's Public School (K-12) Market Sector: Fresh Produce Safety Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-27)
      Discusses public schools as a potential market for locally grown foods and products. Identifies school purchasing priorities, and some of the likely barriers to purchasing.
    • Accessing Virginia's Regional Wholesale Market Sector: Fresh Produce Safety Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-17)
      Discusses wholesale market distributors and regional food hubs, and how to market locally grown food crops to them. Also notes the results of a 2015-2016 a Virginia statewide market assessment survey.
    • Accessing Virginia's Restaurant Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-17)
      For restaurants considering the purchase of locally grown foods, these were the priorities: quality, availability, proximity of grower to buyer, product variety, and delivery capabilities. Barriers to purchasing are also ...
    • Accessing Virginia's Retail Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (Virginia Cooperative Extension, 2017-11-27)
      For food growers and producers this document recommends building relationships with purchashers and regular communication.
    • Accessing Virginia’s Restaurant Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations 

      Vallotton, Amber D.; Battah, Alexandra; Knox, Ryan; Vargo, Adrianna; Archibald, Thomas G.; Boyer, Renee Raiden; Cook, Natalie E.; Drape, Tiffany (2017-11-17)
      Despite the growing demand and support for local food, there can often be significant barriers for growers trying to tap into new markets, given specific food safety expectations, policies, and requirements. This trend is ...