Resources for Food Business

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Market Ready Farm to Restaurant – Product Liability Insurance Considerations May 10, 2019 AAEC-175NP
Market Ready Farm to Restaurant – A Conversation about Pricing May 6, 2019 AAEC-176NP
Market Ready Farm to Restaurant – Delivery Considerations May 6, 2019 AAEC-177NP
Market Ready Farm to Restaurant – Product Supply Recommendation Apr 26, 2019 AAEC-178NP
Market Ready Farm to Restaurant – Food and Food Product Packaging Considerations May 10, 2019 AAEC-179NP
Market Ready Farm to Restaurant – Storage Considerations May 8, 2019 AAEC-180NP
Market Ready Farm to Restaurant – Invoicing Considerations May 10, 2019 AAEC-181NP
Components of a Food Business Plan May 8, 2019 AAEC-182NP
Produce Safety, Perceived Risk, and Consumer Choice Jul 15, 2019 AAEC-187P
Grocery Store Layouts: Where is it Located and Why? May 28, 2019 AAEC-190NP
Labels, Logos, and Brands - What's the Difference? Aug 30, 2019 AAEC-207NP
Connecting to Economic Development Resources: A Guide for Virginia Entrepreneurs Jan 22, 2020 AAEC-210NP
Virginia Market Maker – Your FREE Online Marketspace How to Register your Agribusiness(es) Apr 2, 2020 AAEC-217NP
COVID-19 Social Distancing Signage for Use at Farmers Markets May 18, 2020 AAEC-226NP
Implementing Pricing Strategies Mar 1, 2021 AAEC-281NP
GMO, Bioengineered Labeling, and Non-GMO Food Mar 1, 2021 AAEC-283NP
Marketing Farm and Food Products Apr 12, 2021 AAEC-284NP
Economic Contributions of the Virginia Seafood Industry Nov 4, 2022 AAEC-301NP
Economic Contributions of the Virginia Seafood Industry - Infographic Nov 23, 2022 AAEC-302NP
Economic contributions of the Virginia seafood industry - Fact Sheet Nov 7, 2022 AAEC-303NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems Apr 22, 2022 ALCE-155NP (ALCE-291NP)
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Report Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-156NP
Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Forum Executive Summary
Virginia’s food system directly impacts the survival and viability of farms and farmland; the economic development of rural and urban communities; the care, restoration, and resilience of ecological resources such as local waterways; and critical health issues. We use the language of community, local, and regional food systems to broadly define a complex and interconnected set of systems and pathways that comprise sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to bring about social, economic, and ecological change that benefits all residents.
Oct 7, 2016 ALCE-157NP
Commercial Chinese Chestnut Production in Virginia Sep 21, 2017 ANR-279P
Going To Market Jun 29, 2017 ANR-46NP (FST-273NP)
Direct Sales: Certifying Market Scales
Virginia farmers sell their produce through many venues including on-farm sales, farm stands, and farmers’ markets. Wherever the produce is sold, it must be sold by weight, count, head/bunch, or dry measure. If the produce is sold by weight, the produce will be weighed on scales that have been certified by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Weights and Measures.
May 28, 2020 CV-40NP
What do I need to know to sell KOMBUCHA at the farmers market? Jun 2, 2020 FST-297P (FST-361P)
What do I need to know to sell JAMS, PRESERVES, JELLIES, and FRUIT BUTTERS at the farmers market? Jun 2, 2020 FST-301P (FST-367P)
What do I need to know to sell Fermented Vegetables at the farmers market? Jun 2, 2020 FST-308NP (FST-365P)
What do I need to know to provide SAMPLES at the farmers market? Feb 27, 2019 FST-310P
What do I need to know to sell MAPLE SYRUP at the farmers market? Jul 22, 2019 FST-311NP
What do I need to know about LABELING my foods for sale? Feb 27, 2019 FST-312P
What do I need to know to sell DEHYDRATED FOODS at the farmers market? Jun 2, 2020 FST-319P (FST-360P)
What do I need to know to sell ACIDIFIED FOODS at the farmers market? Sep 24, 2019 FST-321NP
What do I need to know to sell PET FOODS or PET TREATS at the farmers market? Jul 1, 2020 FST-322NP (FST-366P)
What do I need to know to sell MEAT AND POULTRY at the farmers market? Mar 19, 2020 FST-327NP
What do I need to know to sell SHELL EGGS at the farmers market? Dec 16, 2019 FST-347NP
What do I need to know to sell HONEY at the farmers market? Dec 16, 2019 FST-352NP
What do I need to know to sell BAKED GOODS at the farmers market Mar 16, 2020 FST-353NP
Guidelines for Packinghouse Workstations TO PREVENT SPREAD of COVID-19 Jun 5, 2020 FST-372NP
Cyber attacks in agriculture: protecting your farm and small business with cyberbiosecurity Jul 14, 2021 FST-387NP
Accessing Virginia’s Regional Wholesale Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 17, 2017 HORT-271NP
Accessing Virginia’s Market Sectors: Fresh Produce Purchasing Considerations Nov 17, 2017 HORT-272NP
Accessing Virginia’s Retail Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-273NP
Accessing Virginia’s Restaurant Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 17, 2017 HORT-274NP
Accessing Virginia’s Public School (K-12) Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-275NP
Accessing Virginia’s Hospital Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-276NP
Accessing Virginia’s Direct-to-Consumer Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-277NP
Accessing Virginia’s College & University Market Sector: Fresh Produce Food Safety Considerations Nov 27, 2017 HORT-278NP
Accessing Virginia Market Sectors: Establishing a Marketing Perspective Nov 27, 2017 HORT-279NP
Expanding Food Safety Protocols in an Evolving Landscape of COVID-19 - Part 1 Apr 20, 2020 SPES-205NP
Expanding Food Safety Protocols in an Evolving Landscape of COVID-19 - Part 2 Apr 20, 2020 SPES-206NP
Expanding Food Safety Protocols in an Evolving Landscape of COVID-19 - Part 3 Apr 20, 2020 SPES-207NP
Expanding Food Safety Protocols in an Evolving Landscape of COVID-19: Part 4 Apr 20, 2020 SPES-208NP
A Virginia Producer-Buyer Networking Event Toolkit: Facilitating Value Chain Connections Aug 19, 2020 SPES-242NP
Caring for Our Communities and Land: A Story of Healthy Relationships and Trust Feb 15, 2022 SPES-381NP
For the Love of the Chip Jan 23, 2020 SPES-179NP
The Story of the Food Value Chain Jan 23, 2020 SPES-188NP
Bringing Apples to Life: A Story of Perseverance, Collaboration, and Innovation Jun 8, 2022 SPES-405NP
Against the Grain, Beyond the Grind Jul 7, 2022 SPES-407NP