Community Food Incubation and the Potential to Create Small Food Businesses in New Brunswick (2016)

New Brunswick is home to many current and future food business entrepreneurs. Some are home cooks who would like to start a food business. Others would like to expand their current businesses by selling from a food cart, food truck, or restaurant. Some cooks produce one well developed product such as tamales, pasteles, or empanadas […]

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Farm-to-Freezer (2013)

The 2013 Voorhees Fellows worked with Elijah’s Promise to prepare a farm-to-freezer guide. Elijah’s Promise asked the Fellows to create a guide to illustrate how and why Elijah’s Promise processes and freezes fresh food. EP freezes fresh food to save money by extending the shelf life of lower cost and sometimes free summer produce, control food […]

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Community Food Hub II (2012)

The Fall 2012 Rutgers Bloustein Community Development Studio worked with Elijah’s Promise, the New Brunswick Food Alliance, and New Jersey Community Capital to think about how they might build on New Jersey’s existing farming and community development infrastructure to create a community food hub. To do this, the team 1) explored how community food hubs […]

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Community Food Hub I (2012)

The Rutgers Bloustein Spring 2012 Community Development Studio worked with Elijah’s Promise, the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center, and New Jersey Community Capital to explore the potential to create a community food hub in New Brunswick.  Food hubs help small and medium-sized farmers reach wholesale and/or retail customers and increases access to locally grown fresh […]

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Rutgers Food Innovation Center (2012)

The Spring 2012 Rutgers Bloustein School Community Development Studio conducted a study of the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center (FIC) in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The FIC is a full service food incubator, the only food-related business incubator in the state. It provides core food-processing business services including business development, market testing, product development, networking services, […]

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Urban Agriculture Field Trips (2012)

Elijah’s Promise and the Ralph W. Voorhees Center partnered to enhance community food security and food-related community economic development. With a Rutgers University Community University Research Partnership grant, teams of students, faculty, community residents, city staff, and many others visited urban agriculture and community food economy projects in action to inform urban agriculture and food […]

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