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New England Beef-to-Institution Marketing Study

The goal of this study is to assess the institutional demand for regionally grown ground beef; analyze the logistics and infrastructure required to support such demand; and if feasible, propose a model that could be replicated amongst the New England states to source, process, market and distribute regionally grown ground beef to institutions.

The study concluded that:
• There are opportunities for growth in the use of local beef in institutional markets in all six New England States
• The bulk of the need (86%) is for raw, bulk ground beef, with no additional processing (pasteurizing, cooking, spicing, shaping, or scoring) required
• Two models are currently in use that could be replicated on a regional basis to service this demand.

Author
Rose Wilson, Charlene Anderson, Louise H. Calderwood, Kate Rumley
Publisher
Montpelier, VT: Vermon Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Page Numbers
151
Publication Date
October 04, 2011
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
State
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Keywords
Farm to School / Institution, Local / Regional Food Systems

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