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"[O]ut of a jam by selling their own preserves[...] We now produce around 2,000 jars a day but it's still very much a local business, using as much Cumbrian produce as possible & employing people who might otherwise have to leave the area to find work. We started with just 6 different types of jams & relish & we now produce 130 varieties using traditional, local ingredients. Each new product is devised with one principle in mind: Things that grow together, go together.[..]" -Hawkshead Relish

"Portable Market Trailer Plans: This is a new design for a portable market trailer based on a 4x8 Harbor freight trailer. It can be used for selling produce at the farmer's market, as a concession or roadside market stand."

"Planet Local is our web series showcasing inspiring #localization initiatives from around the world. The series highlights diverse examples of localization in action in such areas as #community #renewableEnergy, #localFood & #farming, #localEconomy, eco-#villages, alternative #education, r[eal, check-able & balance-able] #democracy, the local #commons, & more. Planet Local demonstrates that the movement for localization is broader & more diverse than many people realize[…]"…

"Lamb sausage, lamb's quarters, arugula, young kale, hungarian hot wax peppers, new potatoes, garlic, and kimchi made from turnip, daikon, cabbage and carrots. Cooked on wood from the land too. Himalayan salt is the only thing not raised here from the gardens and pasture. Nutrient-dense home-grown meals are becoming a daily reality in our 9th year on the farm. Such a blessing." -Whole Systems Design, LLC

"Money for Jam - How to Start your Own Food Business" by Oonagh Monaghan is published by Oak Tree and contains everything that someone who is new to the food business will need to get started, and keep going. Well worth a read if you've been thinking of earning money from producing food.

Jim McCarty, founded Nanas Homemades in 2009 to be a small business that handcrafts an assortment of jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, relishes, chutneys and a few confections specifically sourced from Virginia farmers. Their mission is to preserve fresh, locally grown produce picked by hand and packed in season, at its best, in an effort to promote small market economy, reduce overall fuel consumption and support local farmers.


How to Start a Small Jams & Jellies Business

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"Working on a list of local businesses that are either donating proceeds or accepting donations for tornado relief at their location(s). This is not a complete list by any means, but it's a start." -share from "Keep It Local OK" via Transition US on May 21, 2013

Because, when it really comes down to it & as the old proverb goes: 'It takes a village[...],' for really caring for the potential well-being of & mutually between, honestly all considered, each & everyone of us in our local community, right? "Phinney Neighborhood Associations PNA Village Program empowers people to remain in their homes and neighborhoods while staying active and engaged as they age."

"Too often, our society takes 1 step forward & 2 steps back; & sometimes this is difficult to see without a point of reference. Should we embrace changes which are not, in every respect, an improvement on the Stone Age baseline?"

fabulous jams and marmalades!! some friends own this small business and their products are amazing!!

Who is really, grounded in interdependent wisdom (not dependent control games with insecure living & feeling fellow financial hoarding neighbors) & consistently standing for our collective's & individuals' balanced well-being? #FeelTheBern #BernieSanders2016 #NotMeUS

Thanks for these neighborly shares to consider for stronger leading truth: "true democracy in action, allowing people to have a voice"… with #Bernie Sanders' yielding to listen to distressed neighbors with #BLM #truth sharing, while #HRC does not & allows her secret service to escort the peaceful protesting & legitimately concerned with $Hillary's inconsistent supporting neighbor. #EnoughIsEnough #NotMeUS

An aging neighbor who happens to be female shares the valid ask, as I remember my grandfathers getting all the social praise so-called "Bread-winning" a.k.a. monetized efforts credit & grandmothers practically getting no praise for theirs: "Why do old men become icons of respectability while I become invisible?"

"The best parts of the book are the interview sections which delve into the lives of the people drawn to, & spit out by, this movement. By humanizing the participants, we come to understand that their immersion into this Christian reality is often a flight from an overwhelming sense of meaninglessness & despair, genuine emotions which develop from real-world sufferings like unemployment & abuse."