Social farming and product innovation

A farm employing people with special needs set up a process line and an experimental kitchen, where non-commercial agricultural produce can be turned into new products.

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Project summary: 

A farm employing persons with mental health issues, used RDP support to promote a new business model. The farm set up a new processing line to work with non commercial agricultural produce and a professional kitchen that can be used safely by persons with disabilities. This creates a space where cooperating farmers, research institutions and the farm’s employees can experiment and develop new products.

Project results: 

Cooperation was established between farmers and an institution for education in nutrition and technology who use the farm’s premises to develop new products which contain less sugar, less salt, taste good and have high nutritional value.

The first products developed are called “Kromme Pollepel” and are now on the market.