Sweet Potato Business Enhancement Program – A Long Term Initiative to Expand the Sales and Consumption of North Carolina Sweet Potatoes via Value-Added Products

Organization:
North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission Foundation, Inc.
Amount:
$299,453.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Johnston
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to help the NC Sweet Potato Commission Foundation advance their work of the past three years. This project will expand retail distribution of several value-added products; accelerate expansion of foodservice sales; market-test three high-volume opportunities; develop a commercialization model for aseptic packaging (while retaining production in NC); analyze potential for organic sweet potatoes; and, pursue entree into the nutriceuticals market.

Contact:
Ms. Sue Johnson-Langdon 1327 N. Brightleaf Blvd. Suite H Smithfield, North Carolina 27577 (919) 989-7323
Areas Served:
Statewide

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