Agribusiness

Title

Opportunities for Specialty Crop Producers During COVID-19 Restaurant Recovery

Publication Date

Summer 6-8-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1067

Summary

Specialty crop growers typically sell a good percentage of their produce to restaurants. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down restaurants across the country, many specialty crop producers were left scrambling to find alternative markets for their products. Some producers pivoted sales channels to sell directly consumers. Others found relief through the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

Publication Type

Brief

Publisher

Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Specialty Crop Producers, policy makers, department of agriculture, extension personnel

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