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Food Movement Glossary

Value-Added Product


A raw agricultural product that has been modified or enhanced to be a product with a higher market value and/or a longer shelf life. Examples include fruits made into pies or jams, meats made into jerky, and tomatoes and peppers made into salsa.

Example of Value-Added Product:

Value-added products can open new markets, enhance the public's appreciation for the farm, and extend the marketing season.
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It takes 40 days for most Americans to earn enough money to pay for their food bill for the entire year. In comparison, it takes 139 days for the average American to earn enough money to pay their taxes!