Adding Value to the Farm & Farm Products - 9/25/03
From farmstead cheese to organic ice cream to intensely flavored jams and jellies, Marin County farmers and ranchers are setting a new standard for quality and innovation as they develop ways to increase the value of their farms and farm products. Turning wholesale commodities into added-value products involves a host of added issues for the producer: post-harvest processing, state and local regulatory requirements, packing, marketing, and inventory management.
Sally Gale, who, with her husband Mike, owns and operates Chileno Valley Ranch, a diversified grass-fed beef operation
Bob Giacomini of Pt. Reyes Original Blue Cheese
Nigel Walker, owner and operator of the certified organic Eatwell Farm in Winters.