INVENTORY OF STAKEHOLDERS WITHIN THE PITTSBURGH FOOD SHED

This inventory was undertaken by CRAFT in collaboration with the Western Pennsylvania Research Collaborative, the Fayette County Community Action Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The objective of the inventory, which includes descriptive and Geo-spatial information about food producers, processors, aggregators, outlets, agricultural input providers, and other service providers as defined below within a 200 mile radius of downtown Pittsburgh, is to provide empirical grounding for future food system analysis and programming around regional food and agriculture. The inventory consists of six data sets and a final report that further defines terms, scope, limitations, and next steps.

We’re currently in the process of reformatting the data and will be releasing the new data sets by state as they become available.

We’re also in the process of creating GIS maps for Pennsylvania producers and processors. When those maps are available, they’ll be linked here as well.

 
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PRODUCER

Farmers operating at a level beyond subsistence and who produce either: dairy, produce, meat, grain, or miscellaneous. The spreadsheet is organized into the following production categories: produce, dairy, meat, grain, and miscellaneous.

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PROCESSOR

Entities who buy raw product and increase its value by processing it (e.g. butchers, food kitchens, co-packers, food processors). The spreadsheet is organized into the following types of processing: produce, dairy, meat, grain, miscellaneous, and community kitchens.


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AGGREGATOR

Entities who assist producers in bringing product to market. The spreadsheet is organized into the following categories: coops/hubs, wholesale distributors, and miscellaneous.

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OUTLET

Retailers that buy direct from producers. The spreadsheet is organized into the follow categories: farmers market, farm stand, CSA, grocery store, and miscellaneous.


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AG INPUT

Entities that sell agricultural inputs to producers. Spreadsheet is organized into the follow categories: hay/feed, seed, equipment, fertilizer, pesticides, breeding stock, and miscellaneous.

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SERVICES

Entities that provide services to producers, aggregators/wholesalers,processors, food outlets, including non-profit organizations. The spreadsheet is organized into the following categories: financial, educational, policy, insurance, and other.

The Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT) at Chatham University makes every attempt to provide accurate and updated data. Those with data concerns or interest in providing updated data are welcome to contact us at: craft@chatham.edu. In addition, if you would like to add or revise information about your business, please complete this form.