The Power of Food: Local Food Supply Chain Development in Eastern Kentucky
Areas Served: SOAR Counties
SOLUTON: Through "The Power of Food," KCARD and its partners are working with agricultural producers to scale up operations and take the steps necessary to access new markets through business planning and connecting them to potential buyers. From farmers markets and institutional sales to processed food and wholesale buyers outside of the region, we are providing farmers the resources and expertise necessary to grow their business. We continue to develop tools and strategies as the project progresses to overcome newly identified barriers.
The Power of Food addresses the need for agricultural business expansion by bringing partners to the table to connect producers to local and regional markets. Producer outreach connects farmers to valuable resources , including production expertise, marketing, funding, and business planning. As part of the project, an Eastern Kentucky Farm to Table Coordinator is actively seeking new markets for agricultural products. Additional market demand and research is being performed to understand how to overcome barriers within the local food supply chain. Existing infrastructure, such as the Jackson County Regional Food Center, will be used to access regional markets and create more jobs in the region.
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