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Conference Call

Amalie Lipstreu's picture

Greetings Value Added Participants:

As a follow up to the great discussion at the Leap into Local foods conference around setting up more value added processing in the state we will be having a conference call.

Possible dates are Monday, April 21st, Thursday 4/24 or Friday 4/24 at 10:00 am.. Please let me know what dates you are available by April 16th so we can get the call and agenda set up and thank you for your participating towards keeping more local food, health and economic activity in Ohio!

Amalie Lipstreu, Coordinator

Instructions for Friday Conference Call

Amalie Lipstreu's picture

To call in for the Value Added Processing conference call this Friday at 10:00 am call 1.866.439.4480, after the prompt enter the following pin#


Brian Grwin will be the call moderator and those who have RSVP'd so far include:

Casey Hoy

Matt mariola

Brad Masi

Leslie Schaller

myself and Brian

Anyone is welcomed to call in.

Talk with you all on Friday morning!


processor data on Market Maker

Meike Wollni's picture
After we discussed data requirements during our conference call on Friday, 
I happened to meet Julie Fox and used the opportunity to ask her about data availability on Market Maker. 
I performed a search on Market Maker and came up with the following numbers
(processors in Ohio by category):
Bakery Products: 1072
Beverages: 243
Dairy Products: 261
Fats and Oils: 15

More information about food processors data in Ohio

Meike Wollni's picture

The processor data that is available through Market Maker, according to Julie Fox, was provided by InfoUSA (who it seems gather their information from the Yellow Pages).

The data used by Fred Hitzhusen and his team is from the Harris Ohio Industrial Directory. I attach their report "Assessing Ohio's Biomass Resources for Energy Potential Using GIS", which presents some maps regarding the distribution of processors in Ohio (starting on page 75). They plan to make their data publicly available after publishing their current work.

Slaughterhouse on Wheels in Lopez Island, WA

Leah Miller's picture

September 5, 2008 Wall Street Journal has article about a "slaughterhouse on wheels" on Lopez Island, Washington.  The farmers formed the Island Grown Farmers Cooperative to manage the abattoir. This mobile abattoir opened custom butching options to the small and local farms.  It is the first mobile slaughterhouse to sanctioned by USDA.  The unit handles sheep, pigs and beef.  A diesel truck pulls 8 by 12 foot trailer fitted with sink, water tank and cooling locker.  The trailer is used 3 to 4 times a week with a butcher and inspector.  It is bringing the infrastruc

Value Added Dairy Notes from May Strategy Session

Abbe Turner's picture

On May 31 a meeting of folks devoted to the growth of Value Added Dairy in Ohio took place at OARDC in Wooster to determine resources, network and support the development of established and up and coming VAD producers. This project is volunteer driven and an initiative of the Leap Into Local Foods Workshop of the Ohio Local Food Systems Collaborative.

The purpose of the workshop was to:
•Share experiences.
•Identify efforts underway that show promise.
•Develop, target and commit to advance specific innovative solutions

Meeting on New Food Processing Infrastructure in Ohio

Amalie Lipstreu's picture

Leslie Schaller, Consultant and Director of AceNet's Food
Venture Center will be presenting at a state level meeting next
Wednesday, February 18th from 10-12:00 at the Ohio Department of

If you are in any stage of the process of developing
a Food Business Incubator - or "shared use commercial
kitchen". please join us.--see attachment