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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 Cumbrian Produce, Local Ingredients, Employment People, Produce 130, Media Publications Features, 130 Varieti, Local Business, 2 000 Jars, Business Start
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"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.
"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
I'm going to be making homemade strawberry jam as our wedding favors. Everyone wants me to make my own wedding cake, but efffff that! This is the closest I'm coming to making ANYTHING. I'm going to be wayyyyy too stressed and busy for anything else, I'm sure.
HOMETOWN ADVANTAGE "In an effort to rejuvenate struggling local economies & empower small business to compete with big business, political figures & organizations have begun to popularize 'buy local' movements. The goal of 'buy local' campaigns is to build a healthy feedback loop wherein the community buys from local merchants who then reinvest in the community via job creation, supply procurement, etc. "
From Hobby to Business | Stretcher.com - How one woman turned her homemade jam and jelly hobby into a small business.
"Glennie looks at how catching the right moment to pick plants & finding ways to preserve them for the winter months, creates an ever-deepening connection to the land & the seasonal cycles."
"Seasonal, local vegetables are the freshest possible ingredients that bring each season onto our plates. And buying those ingredients from local producers keeps money in our local economy, nourishes & feeds our local ecology, & supports small, independent, & earnest folks keep their businesses healthy. This sustainable approach to eating is a delicious win-win. Frittata with Ramps, Spinach, & Goat Cheese [Recipe Share…]"