The market not only provides a sales outlet for farmers, but can help strengthen a community by stimulating the local economy and creating local entrepreneurial opportunities. Markets can promote food quality by reducing the distance that food travels from farm to consumer. When shipping is less of a concern, produce can be picked when it is full of flavor and tender, then quickly put into the hands of consumers seeking fresh products.
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Farmers markets offer a sales outlet for farmers and can help strengthen a community by stimulating the local economy and creating local entrepreneurial opportunities.
Food safety is an important issue at farmers markets. Customers expect the food and products they purchase to be grown and handled so that they will be safe to consume. Vendors have a responsibility to grow and handle food using good food safety practices.
South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be holding a goat butchery course on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the SDSU Meat Lab, in Brookings, South Dakota from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. CDT.
The Hazard Analysis Training Workshop (HACCP) will be held Nov.17-18 at the SDSU West River Ag Center in Rapid City to teach food safety plan writing at both the state and federal level.
SDSU Extension will be hosting a sheep shearing school on Dec. 11-13 at the SDSU Sheep Research and Teaching Unit in Brookings, South Dakota.
October 13, 2021
A three-day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota, SDLFC invites all supporters of local food to attend and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new technologies and opportunities.
September 08, 2021
South Dakota State University Extension and the South Dakota Department of Education’s Division of Child and Adult Nutrition Services are partnering to bring this event to the state Oct. 4-8.
Hot sauces can be made to with a combination of several different ingredients to give unique flavors and heat that consumers enjoy. There are many considerations that should be made on how hot sauces are processed, formulated and packaged.