Extend your season with value-added programs from
Mill River Harvest
The demand for fresh, locally grown food is exploding! Consumers eagerly await the fresh fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops that growers bring to market each season. But here, in northern Illinois, we have an unpredictable and relatively short growing season. To compensate, we recommend freezing crops, like berries, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, etc. at the height of their season.
Wouldn’t it be great if growers could continue to sell their delicious produce after the growing season has ended? Mill River Harvest can help you do just that!
Grow revenue and minimize waste under your own brand
To support growers who want to offer consumers select crops past the end of the growing season, Mill River Harvest offers a cost-effective solution to freeze and package your produce for future sale.
Working with Mill River Harvest is easy for growers. We have experience freezing a variety of crops. All you need to do is provide us with the negotiated quantity of your super fresh vegetables or fruits. We will process and freeze your produce in individual packages labeled with your brand so consumers can easily identify your farm as the local source of the contents. All your frozen produce will be returned to you, packaged in quantities you request and ready for distribution to sell directly from your farm.
If you want to know more about the crops we can freeze for you, just Contact us. We can help you extend your season.
Other services available to growers to help improve your bottom line
Regardless of where or to whom you sell your specialty crops, it’s critical that you manage your entire operation based on sound business fundamentals. To ensure your success, The Business of Food offers, through its Mill River School programs, specialized educational and consulting programs for growers who want to increase their sales and profits. We can help you get a grip on your financials through crop costing, budgeting, and analysis. We can help you grow sales through marketing. And we can work with you to identify and implement value-added processes unique to you.