Case Study: FireFly Farms

Case Study: FireFly Farms Protecting Investment with Geeky Spreadsheets FireFly Farms has been in business since 2000, manufacturing goat cheese after first getting their creamery license in 2002.  Their cheese is sold commercially nationwide with concentrated sales...

Case Study: Blue Rooster Farm

CASE STUDY: Blue Rooster Farm Finding Their Time Julie Hurst and her husband, Roy Brubaker, bought their farm in 1998 and started operating Blue Rooster Farm LLC in 2001, focusing on the sale of direct market, pasture-raised livestock and meats. With some help from...

Case Study: Tucker County

Case Study: Uncovering Opportunities in Tucker County, West Virginia THE NEED With state budgets cut, the Tucker County Economic Development Authority was experiencing financial pressure to create revenue from their land and building assets. They owned a 6,000 square...

Case Study: Weckerlys

CASE STUDY: Weckerlys Building a Business One Batch at a Time Weckerly’s Ice Cream got its start in autumn of 2012 inside the kitchen of West Philadelphia’s Green Line Café. It was there that veteran pastry chef Jen Satinsky put her experience to work lovingly...

Case Study: Chicory

CASE STUDY: Chicory When Passion Turned to ProductIn Spring of 2014, Philadelphia Horticultural Society gave horticulturist Andrew Olson access to a vacant lot in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia. He had already established a successful educational urban farm...