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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.