Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Prospects for New England Agriculture: Farm to Fork

  • Samantha Werner, Scott R. Lemos, Amanda McLeod, John M. Halstead, Todd Gabe, Ju-Chin Huang, Chyi Lyi Liang, Wei Shi, Lily Harris and James McConnon...

Abstract

This paper summarizes a multi-state, multi-year study assessing the potential for local agriculture in northern New England. While largely rural, this region's agricultural sector differs greatly from the rest of the United States, and demand for locally produced food has been increasing. To assess this unique economic landscape, researchers and Cooperative Extension at the Universities of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont investigated four key areas: (1) local food capacities, (2) constraints to agricultural expansion, (3) consumer preferences for local and organic produce, and (4) the role of intermediaries as alternative local food outlets. The project included input from local farmers, Extension members, restaurants, and the general public. We present the four research areas in a sequential, overlapping fashion. The timing of our research was such that each step in the process informed the next and can be used as a template for assessing a region's potential for local agricultural production.

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Prospects for New England Agriculture: Farm to Fork
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Prospects for New England Agriculture: Farm to Fork
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Prospects for New England Agriculture: Farm to Fork
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Corresponding author

John M. Halstead Professor Department of Natural Resources and the Environment University of New Hampshire, Email: John.Halstead@unh.edu

References

Hide All
Abate, G. 2008. “Local Food Economies: Driving Forces, Challenges, and Future Prospects.” Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 3(4): 384399.
Adalja, A., Hanson, J., Towe, C., and Tselepidakis, E.. 2015. “An Examination of Consumer Willingness to Pay for Local Products.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 44(3): 253.
Adams, D.C., and Salois, M.J.. 2010. “Local Versus Organic: A Turn in Consumer Preferences and Willingness-To-Pay.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 25(4): 331341.
Bond, C.A., Thilmany, D., and Keeling-Bond, J.. 2008. “Understanding Consumer Interest in Product and Process Based Attributes for Fresh Produce.” Agribusiness 24(2): 231–52.
Brown, C., and Miller, S.. 2008. “The Impacts of Local Markets: a Review of Research on Farmers Markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(5): 12981302.
Carpio, C.E., and Isengildina-Massa, O.. 2009. “Consumer Willingness to Pay for Locally Grown Products: The Case of South Carolina.” Agribusiness 25(3): 412426.
Constanigro, M., Thilmany, D.M., Kroll, S., Nurse, G.. 2011. “An In-Store Valuation of Local and Organic Apples: the Role of Social Desirability.” Agribusiness 27(4): 465477.
Darby, K., Batte, M.T., Ernst, S., and Roe, B.. 2008. “Decomposing Local: a Conjoint Analysis of Locally Produced Foods.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(2): 476486.
Dillman, D.A., Smyth, J.D., and Christian, L.M.. 2014. Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Food Processing Center. (2003). Approaching Foodservice Establishments with Locally Grown Products. Reports from the Food Processing Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Friese, S. 2014. Qualitative data analysis with ATLAS.ti. London: SAGE Publications.
Foster, D.R. and Aber, J.D. (eds). 2004. Forests in Time. The Environmental Consequence of 1,000 Years of Change in New England. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Giraud, K.L., Bond, C.A., and Bond, J.J.. 2005. “Consumer Preferences for Locally Made Specialty Food Products Across Northern New England.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 34(2): 204.
Griffin, T., Conrad, Z., Peters, C., Ridberg, R., and Tyler, E. Parry. 2014. “Regional self-reliance of the Northeast food system.” Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 30(4): 349363.
James, J.S., Rickard, B.J., and Rossman, W.J.. 2009. “Product Differentiation and Market Segmentation in Applesauce: Using a Choice Experiment to Assess the Value of Organic, Local, and Nutrition Attributes.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 38(3): 357370.
Kang, S., and Rajagopal, L. 2014. “Perceptions of Benefits and Challenges of Purchasing Local Foods Among Hotel Industry Decision Makers.” Journal of Food Service Business Research 17(4): 301322.
Loureiro, M.L., and Hine, S.. 2002. “Discovering Niche Markets: A Comparison of Consumer Willingness to Pay for Local (Colorado Grown), Organic, and GMO-Free Products.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 34(3): 477487.
McFadden, D.L. 1974. “Conditional Logit Analysis of Qualitative Choice Behavior.Frontiers in Econometrics. New York: Academic Press.
McCabe, M.S., and Burke, J., 2012. The New England Food System in 2060: Envisioning Tomorrow's Policy through Today's Assessments. Maine Law Review 65(2): 549.
Minor, T., and Bond, J.. 2017. Vegetables and Pulses Yearbook Data. USDA-ERS.
New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA). 2017. New Hampshire Restaurant Industry at a Glance. Retrieved from http://www.restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/State-Statistics/2016/NH_Restaurants2016.
Onken, K.A., Bernard, J.C., and Pesek, J.. 2011. “Comparing Willingness to Pay for Organic, Natural, Locally Grown, and State Marketing Program Promoted Foods in the Mid-Atlantic Region.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 40(1): 3347.
Onozaka, Y., Nurse, G., and McFadden, D.T.. 2010. “Local Food Consumers: How Motivations and Perceptions Translate to Buying Behavior.” Choices 25(1): 712.
Pew Research Center. 2017. What Low Response Rates Mean for Telephone Surveys.
Pyburn, M., Puzacke, K., Halstead, J.M., and Huang, J.C.. 2016. “Sustaining and Enhancing Local and Organic Agriculture: Assessing Consumer Issues in New Hampshire.” Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40(1): 6995.
Schonhart, M., Penker, M., and Schmid, E. (2009). Sustainable Local Food Production and Consumption: Challenges for Implementation and Research. Outlook on Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.5367%2F000000009788632313
Swenson, D. 2010. Selected Measures of the Economic Values of Increased Fruit and Vegetable Production and Consumption in the Upper Midwest. Department of Economics, Iowa State University. Staff General Research Papers Archive 31285.
Timmons, D., Wang, Q., and Lass, D.. 2008. “Local Foods: Estimating Capacity.Journal of Extension 46(5).
Yue, C., and Tong, C., 2009. “Organic or Local? Investigating Consumer Preference for Fresh Produce Using a Choice Experiment with Real Economic Incentives.” HortScience 44(2): 366371.

Prospects for New England Agriculture: Farm to Fork

  • Samantha Werner, Scott R. Lemos, Amanda McLeod, John M. Halstead, Todd Gabe, Ju-Chin Huang, Chyi Lyi Liang, Wei Shi, Lily Harris and James McConnon...

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed