“These are more incubator, entry level opportunities that someone can try a product in the marketplace and hopefully they’ll be so successful they’ll be selling it by the pallet and build a commercial kitchen and we’ll have new products on Main Street,” Schwartz says. The bill came out of conversations she had with hundreds of growers in the 11 counties she represents, says the senator.
“These year-round sales will help provide year-round income for these farmers and producers and help support them and make their businesses more viable,” she says. Access to commercial kitchens eats up too much time and money to make those viable choices for small farmers.
Posted on Monday, March 26th 2012