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Vertically Integrated Business Model

A vertically integrated local food company is a company that reaches financial sustainability in a local market by having retail, wholesale and manufacturing components in the business. This allows the company to capture the margin contribution of more than one level of the value chain. Examples of vertically integrated local food companies include:

• A micro mill and bakery, restaurant and direct distribution wholesale business.
• A meat cutting facility and butcher shop and direct distribution wholesale business that is owned by farmers.
• A patisserie with two locations that has a direct distribution wholesale candy business.
• An organic dairy farm with a processing facility, store and direct distribution wholesale business.
• A taproom and brewery that sells direct to consumers on-line and through distributors.

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How Self-Manufacturing Helps Food Brands Be Nimble

51 minutes Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every food and farm business in some way. But for all the roadblocks this situation has caused, it has also opened up new opportunities. That is why FFI has been talking about shifting business strategies in response to the pandemic and predicted recession. Could alternate sales channels, product offerings, or distribution models keep your company rocking?

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Farmer Brothers Distill Grains into Profits

1 hour 5 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy interviews Will Glazik of Cow Creek Organic Farm and Silver Tree Beer & Spirits to learn how he and his brothers are building upon their family farming legacy with a consumer brand and their own grain distillery

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Sisters Succeed with Simple Syrup, Soda Shop, and Subscriptions

1 hour 19 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Simple Goodness Sisters Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham share how they’ve launched and scaled their unique diversified farm-based business and what they’ll tackle next.

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B&E’s Trees Diversifies with Value-Added Brand Embark Maple

1 hour 01 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Bree Breckel and Eric Weninger of of B&E’s Trees and Embark Maple share their story of becoming maple farmers, value-adding, pivoting strategies and launching a new consumer brand during a pandemic.

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How This Old Farm Built a Successful Meat Processing Business

1 hour 6 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

Tera chats with Jessica Roosa of This Old Farm about what it really takes to launch a small meat processing business, from financing to facilities to inspections to marketing.

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For Atlantic Sea Farms, Mission Drives Market

1 hour 13 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

In Edible-Alpha® podcast #75, Tera interviews Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms, the nation’s first commercial seaweed farm, based in Saco, Maine. Since...

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Regenerative Goat Dairy Explores Silvopasture Agroforestry

1 hour 4 minutes Free course content by Edible-Alpha®

When soil scientists Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband left Wisconsin to create a sustainable goat dairy farm and organic fruit orchard in central Illinois, they had their work cut out for them. But since becoming the state’s first licensed farmstead dairy in 2005, Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery has expanded acreage, amassed a loyal following for its goat cheeses and gelato, and established a healthy agritourism business. Now, Wes and Leslie are further transforming their land to silvopasture, a regenerative agriculture practice that incorporates trees, prairie and grazing animals.

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Chocolaterian

A Food Business Model Journey with Leanne Cordisco

55 minutes of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

Leanne Cordisco started out making a toffee for wholesale via a local distributor. However, she realized that she did not want to raise the capital to cover at least $1 million of upfront costs to support a national brand. She opened Chocolaterian as another revenue stream and more immediate source of cash flow, and now it is her main business model.

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