The FoodSearcher Tool is brought to you in partnership with MarketMaker. MarketMaker is a national network of states that connect farmers and fishermen with food retailers, grocery stores, processors, caterers, chefs, and consumers. Whether you are a producer looking to reach new markets; a buyer wanting to connect with local or specialty suppliers; or a consumer looking for goods and services in your area MarketMaker is a must-have resource.
MarketMaker is the largest and most in-depth database of its kind featuring a diverse community of food-related businesses: buyers, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, farmers markets, processors/packers, wineries, restaurants and more. MarketMaker provides simple yet powerful search tools to connect with others across the production and distribution chain.
The introduction of the FoodSearcher Tool, will allow AgMRC viewers to interact via a map with registered MarketMaker businesses that identify as a producer of that specific value added product. Viewers will be able to zoom in to a location of their choice and click on icons representing a producer. By clicking on the icon, it will bring up basic information about that particular business. If the viewer would like more information, they can click on "more details" and it will direct them to that producer's profile on the MarketMaker Website.
Current product profiles with the FoodSearcher Tool:
- Bell and Chili Peppers
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Potatoes
Grains and Oilseeds