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Company Information:

Company Name: FIRSTHAND FOODS
City: Durham
State: NC
Zip+4: 27703-4279
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $99,860.00 1
SBIR Phase II $377,000.00 1

Award List:

Farmhand Foods: Developing Innovative Business and Marketing Strategies that Create Market Opportunities for Small-Scale Livestock Producers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Curtis, Chief Operating Officer – 919-306-4008
Award Amount: $99,860.00
Abstract:
The US is rapidly losing small-to-medium scale farmers. In the 10 years between 2007 and 1997, the U.S. lost over 11,000 farms and over 32 million acres of farmland. To save and attract new farmers to agriculture requires that farming be a profitable enterprise and that farmers have access to… More

Farmhand Foods: An Innovative Food Hub Creating Market Access for Small and Mid-Sized Livestock Producers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Curtis, Co-CEO – 919-306-4008
Award Amount: $377,000.00
Abstract:
Most small and mid-scale livestock producers have been unable to take advantage of growing consumer demand for premium, all-natural, locally-raised meats, especially through wholesale channels. This relates to a host of factors, including the vertically-integrated nature of existing meat supply… More