Connecting Producers, Markets, and Food Lovers

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AGMRC for Value Added Agriculture

The Ag Marketing Resource Center at Iowa State is a rich library of information to help you understand and analyze the food industry in terms of value-added markets and industries.

The food industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and impacts all of United States' agriculture. For more information on specific topics within the food industry, click here.

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Business Spotlight

Bigfoot Enterprises, LLC DBA Fessler's Sauces

Bigfoot Enterprises, LLC is the Manufacturer of Fessler's Original Sauce, Fessler's BBQ Sauce, and Fessler's Spice Mixes. Michigan residents, but it has been enjoyed for over 80 years. Products are available at retail locations, and on-line at

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Partner States

MarketMaker is Seeking Partners

MarketMaker has enjoyed an extensive network of partners and collaborators over the years that includes universities, governmental agencies and agricultural organizations. Grass roots engagement has been key to our successes. If you would like to bring Food MarketMaker and its suite of tools and services to your group, locality or state please consider becoming a partner. We are a scalable platform that can serve the local community or a national network of stakeholders.

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MarketMaker was the most successful tool that gave me access to wholesale markets. A Farm-to-Fork grocery store in the next state was able to find my okra operation from a post (Buy-Sell Forum) in minutes.

—Thomas Leonard, Modern Harvest Farms, Woodruff, SC


Wine grape research videos now available

Mar 7, 2018 - Find out what MSU scientists are learning thanks to Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council funding. Read more»

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Mar 7, 2018 - Process exemptions are one of many ways fruit and vegetable growers may need to only partially comply with the Food… Read more»

A comparison of winter vs. overwintered hoop house production

Mar 7, 2018 - With proper management, Michigan growers can supply fresh products year-round. Read more»



Starting and sustaining a school garden conference 2018

Come to starting and sustaining a school garden conference to get your garden off to… Read more»


MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit and Vegetable Technologies

Michigan State University (MSU) will host its third annual Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit… Read more»