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Dries Orchards Inc.

Known for the high quality and freshness of the produce they sell, Dries Orchards has been operating for over 30 years. This family owned business offers fruits and vegetables throughout several locations, fruit baskets and gift boxes, canned products, and even a pick-your-own patch in the summer!

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Events

17th ANNUAL NATIONAL VALUE-ADDED AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE 2015
Event dates: 2015-03-09 - 2015-05-18
The 17th Annual National Value Added Agriculture Conference will feature current issues that impact the…

Local Food Grant Application Assistance Workshops
Event dates: 2015-02-06 - 2016-02-06
Learn how to develop and submit your federal grant application for the (USDA) Farmers Market…

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Taste of the States

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Blackberry Jellies & Syrups

Don't miss out, come before noon. Sales begin at 6:30 am. Corner of Parkway and Main. Night all. (Conway Market)

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Homemade Chicken Soup for the Soul

Made by free range, certified organically fed chicken from Windy Ridge Natural Farms, Western New York

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Iowa Wine At Its Best

Located just minutes from downtown Des Moines, jasper winery is an "estate style" winery facility. We specialize in premium quality wines using grapes sourced from vineyards throughout central Iowa. We are open seven days a week for tasting and offer tours of the winery and onsite vineyards.

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Savannah Bee Company Grill Honey

Savannah Bee Company Grill Honey

Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest 2010-Overall Winner. Savannah Bee Company Grill Honey adds distinctive flavor.

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Lakeridge Southern Red

Lakeridge Southern Red

Southern Red balanced to express intense fruit flavor.

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Market Research

The MarketMaker research tool is an interactive mapping resource for identifying target markets, developing customized census profiles and mapping food related businesses over demographic maps. This resource is designed to help researchers, policy makers, marketing instructors, as well as lenders and ag entrepreneurs develop business plans.

The following are some of the things you can do with the MarketMaker research tool:

  • Identify and map regions with the highest per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables.
  • Build a customized census profile for a target market area or region of interest.
  • Find and map food deserts.
  • Find and map farmers markets serving ethnic neighborhoods.
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News

Aquaculture Publications a Resource for Farmers Raising and Caring for Fish
Mar 14, 2015 - Catch recirculating fish publications being released ARTICLE | WED, 03/04/2015…
Creating an online Profile easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 on the New MarketMaker: Part 2
Dec 22, 2014 - Food-related business operators can easily set up online profiles on…
Do you run a food-related business? Check out the new MarketMaker web tool: Part 1
Dec 22, 2014 - MarketMaker has a new look and has been updated with…

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