Should I use locally grown ingredients?

Whether you grow it yourself or purchase from a local grower, using locally grown ingredients can translate into a better tasting product. By sourcing local ingredients you can also enter into the "local food" niche market, which means increased market potential and higher sales. Some value added producers choose to source many locally grown ingredients, while others may use a few and expand as more locally grown ingredients become available.

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1. What is value-added production?
2. Why should I consider value added production?
3. Is there a market for my product?
4. Does my product need to be produced in a commercial kitchen?
5. Where can I find a commercial kitchen?
6. Should I use locally grown ingredients?
7. How do I sell at a farmers market?
8. Where else can I sell my product?
9. Should I market my products online?
10. How can I increase my profits?
11. What resources are available to me?