Pratt Center Research

Urban Manufacturing

The Farm to Factory Project

Report  |  April 1, 2012

This report details a successful pilot project aimed at demonstrating the potential to meet New York City food processors’ demand for local ingredients grown in New York State- at both small and large scales.  Pratt Center surveyed food manufacturers in the five boroughs, revealing a correlation between 14 key ingredients amongst the city’s locally manufactured products and produce grown in New York State. Researchers found that there is a great opportunity for Farm to Factory to be a successful local sourcing model when both the price and convenience is competitive with the existing supply of goods.