|Lily Schneider and Matthew McCue working with farmer's market participants|
McCue and Schneider have invaluable experience to offer, gained from owning and operating a 15 acre, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm in Fairfield, California. They participate in farmers' markets, and their farm produces more than 35 vegetables as part of a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. They deliver products to clients on a weekly bases. As part of the marketing component of their assignment in the Dominican Republic, they accompanied cooperative members to visit other community farmers' markets. Three areas of improvement observed were to organize production based on the demand and competitiveness of the local market, design and execute a production plan, and better promote their produce through good signage and produce cleanliness.
|Conducting and analyzing soil tests at the local farms|
|Building a stand to wash vegetables at the|
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