When I first heard the term “specialty crop,” I thought of niche specialty food products, such as elderberry jam, maple-flavored granola, and Vermont wine. I did not think of staple foods like potatoes and onions, nor did I expect that over half of the 6,808 Vermont farms counted in the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture grow specialty crops.
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Read about supply chain impacts in a new blog post from Lynn Ellen Schimoler, Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Program Manager.