Arkansas Market Maker
MarketMaker is an online marketing resource available to Arkansas' farmers, businesses, and consumers. It is an interactive web resource aimed at promoting the products and businesses of agricultural producers. It is designed to connect food producers, distributors, buyers, and sellers to their specific consumer markets. Using a web‑based search engine of databases in a GIS (global information system) environment, MarketMaker links food producers with economically viable markets, while aiding in food security and enhanced quality in food supply chains.
Arkansas is the 14th state to join MarketMaker which is one of the most extensive collections of searchable food industry related data in the country. Farmers, retailers, restaurant owners/chefs, and farmers' market managers all benefit from being connected. Most important, the site allows users to register/post their business information or consumers/buyers to search for free.
MarketMaker was created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 and is licensed to Global Food and Ag Network, LLC.
Connecting markets and quality food sources from farm and fishery to fork
Whether you are a producer looking to reach new markets; a buyer wanting to connect with local or specialty suppliers; or a consumer looking for goods and services in your area MarketMaker is a must-have resource.
MarketMaker is the largest and most in-depth database of its kind featuring a diverse community of food-related businesses: buyers, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, farmers markets, processors/packers, wineries, restaurants and more. MarketMaker provides simple yet powerful search tools to connect with others across the production and distribution chain.
Click on the registration link below to join one of the most dynamic resources available today to aid in marketing and promoting agricultural products.