What is value-added production?

Value-added production is when you take raw agricultural goods and process them into consumer-ready goods that have a higher market value. Value added goods include but are not limited to:

  • Bread
  • Canned vegetables
  • Jams
  • Prepared foods such as tamales or cookies
  • Sausages and jerky
  • Wine

There are also non-food value-added products, such as soaps made with goat milk or crafts made of dried herbs.

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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?