According to the USDA, “Value-added products are raw agricultural products that have been modified or enhanced to have a higher market value and/or a longer shelf life.”
Taproot, supported by a USDA AMS Local Food Promotion Program grant, is kicking off its farmer and value-added food producer mentoring program. We plan to bring together farmers and food enthusiasts to help guide them through the challenges and joys of food product creation, food safety, business set-up, pricing, marketing and other topics which participants may request. Interested and want to learn more? — Fill out our Taproot Kitchen Mentorship Program Application
One of the best ways to create well paying jobs in San Juan County is to foster strong connections between food and land stewardship that sustain the physical health and economic well being of our community. Taproot is committed to achieving this goal.
If you are interested in starting your own food related small business or growing one that you already have please email Laurie Bullock, our Outreach Manager & Mentorship Program Admin, directly at taprootKitchenLaurie@gmail.com