Leftover harvest can be preserved for value-added products.
Once growing season ends, it's a great time for farmers to evaluate value-added products that can maximize revenue potential. For example, fruit and vegetable farmers can preserve their bounty through canning, freezing, or drying at the end of their season. These preserved fruits and vegetables can offer farmers a secondary revenue stream, with products such as sauces, jams, jellies, dried fruits and herbs, chutneys, salsas, and more.
Identify a commercial kitchen space to prep your fruit or vegetables for your value-added product
Shared commercial kitchen spaces offer the flexibility of only securing kitchen space when you need it. Town Made Kitchens in Wakefield, RI has turn-key commercial kitchen space available for farmers to rent once their growing season is over. The kitchen space is fully equipped for farmers to come in and prep their fruit or vegetables for their value-added product.
Not quite ready to make the finished product?
Find a commercial kitchen space where you can prep and securely store your items until you are ready to finish your value-added product production. Perhaps you need to freeze your prepped fruit or vegetables, or have temperature controlled dry goods storage.
Commercial kitchens like Town Made offer the ability to store your items securely until you are ready for further processing.
Ready to sell your value-added product - now what?
If you're looking for a place to sell your finished goods, Town Made has a retail store front location available for renting as well. It faces Main Street, allowing for walkers to stop by and see what you're selling. Offering scheduled tastings and free samples is a great way to engage new business.
An additional benefit from Town Made kitchens is a free consultation with their in-house marketing agency, Lineage Corporation, who will work with you to develop strategies to effectively sell your value-added product.