As the interest in local foods continues to gain momentum in Ohio, many small or beginning farmers see value-added opportunities related to crops or livestock grown and raised on their own farms. Others may be using agricultural products that other farmers are producing to make and sell value-added foods through a new food business.
Resources on this page equip food entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a new food business with tools to manage risks associated with value-added agriculture. If you have questions about food processing and safety, business planning and legal regulations, marketing or product development, please contact Emily Adams at 740-622-2265 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Ohio Shared Use Establishments (Commercial Kitchens)
- Cottage Foods Fact Sheet (from Ohio Department of Agriculture)
- Farm Markets, Farmers Markets and Retail Establishment Fact Sheets (from Ohio Department of Agriculture)
- Farm-Based Food Business NACAA (National Association of County Agriculture Agents) Poster
Dedicated Program Areas:
- Penn State Food Entrepreneur
- Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship
- University of Wisconsin Food Business Innovation Network
- University of Tennessee Pricing Guide for Direct Marketers
- University of Maine How to Start a Specialty Food Business
- Montana State University Starting a Specialty Food Business