Ag Center Farmto School PresPresentation Transcript
WELCOME by Jody Hardin, President Certified Arkansas Farmers Market, Inc.
Non-Profit 501 (C-6) Corporation
Farmer Owned & Managed
Source Verified, Managed Markets
Open to All Arkansas Farmers
Three locations serving Central Arkansas North Little Rock (Historic Argenta), Hot Springs Village, Searcy FREE! Online market for buying local all year long: www.cafm.locallygrown.net Established 2008
Develop and Manage a source verified network of fair trade farmers markets for all Arkansas farmers.
Founded in Feb. 2008 by 8 Farmers
Membership in Nov. 2008 grew to 28 Farmers, in 2009 to over 40...
Building New Markets for Small & Medium-Sized Farms
Outdoor Farmers Markets 6 days of the week
Online Farmers Market/ Community Pickup
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs
Farm to Chef Network (Delivery to Restaurants)
Statewide Produce Auction Market (LR)
Arkansas Farm Center (LR) for Farm to School Program
Farm to Market Retail Stores (ex. Argenta Market)
Examples of Historic Foodsheds of Arkansas Grand Prairie Delta
Proposed Site for Farm to School Program Processing, Warehouse & Distribution
Hub and Spoke Aggregation Food is distributed through existing food service providers to schools from the central warehouse
Consumer and Producer Co-operative Models STRATEGIC MARKETING Farm to Family Farm to Market Farm to Chef Farm to School
Funding Sources & Opportunities
Employer/Department Num-ber of Jobs Wage Range for Job Description Annual Economic Impact Vegetable Processing 40 $9 to $12/hour 800000 IQF (Flash Freeze Line) 25 $10 to $15 600000 School Catering Group 50 $10 to $15 1200000 Warehouse/Distribution 10 $10 to $15 240000 Pasta Production Group 10 $10 to $15 240000 Retail Co-Op Store 5 $10 to $15 120000 Farm Marketing Group 10 $12 to $15 280000 Micro Dairy Bottling Group 6 $10 to $15 144000 Recycling & Reuse Program 15 $10.00 $300,000.00 Annual Payroll Projected 161 $ 3,924,000.00