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Developing Elderberries as a Specialty Crop for Herbal Supplements,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90472
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-02118
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
JOHNSTON, EDIE A
555 GARDINER ROAD Dresden, ME 04342 3032
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Developing Elderberries as a Specialty Crop for Herbal Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Although the American elderberry species has not been cultivated, bred, or promoted as a medicinal plant like its European counterpart, university based variety trials indicate that the attributes of American elderberries complement, equal, or exceed the European cultivars currently in the market, suggesting a need for increased American elderberry production and product development. Purpose: To enhance international competitiveness of American agriculture by creating a domestic elderberry industry including manufacturing of elderberry-based nutraceuticals, herbal supplements and functional foods with superior attributes. To support increased economic opportunities and improve the quality of life in rural America by offering an easily grown alternative crop that is disease and pest resistant and commands a premium price in value-added products. To provide crop diversification to small and mid-sized farms seeking to retain and sustain farm communities by responding to a market driven by a growing consumer understanding of the link between diet and disease, aging baby boomer populations and soaring health care costs, coupled with advances in food science and nutrition.

Principal Investigator:

Edie Johnston
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2077300138
eldertide@mac.com

Business Contact:

Edie Johnston
Owner
2077300138
eldertide@mac.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

JOHNSTON, EDIE A
555 GARDINER ROAD Dresden, ME 04342

EIN/Tax ID: 450575481
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No