Changing Technologies for local food identification

This has been a great year for local food.  Though the pressures of high volume organic producers continues and large retailers like Walmart are getting deeper into selling food which they can label local and organic,  it’s becoming easier for packaged and non-packaged foods to acquire bar codes which can positively identify their source location and link to the farm’s website or other info.

IF you are interested in labeling your food products with bar-codes, see      and purchase a package which seems best for your farm.  You can link QR codes to your farm’s website and you can find ways to print your code on labeling equipment at your local butchershop or processor ( via their label printers)

IF you think your farm is ready for label printing with QR codes or internationally accepted bar-codes  ( which many stores now require)  then search and select bar-codes for your farm.  Each individually owned farm is entitled to reduced pricing on these codes which should help you to get your products on the shelves of your local store.

Write below in comments section if you have other recent experiences with labeling and contact the great folks at for information.  See Beefy Boys Jerky for examples of bar-codes on packaged foods which include farm source and processing location information.

Buy Local,  Eat Locale.  All Across America


About marylandfarmplace

We manage farms, land, processes and software to help people find locally produced food and to benefit from nutrient offset credits and other elements of "best practices" farming. Food safety law compliance and special marketing tools are being deployed in the form of bar-coding applications that we call LocaleChesapeake. See for an explanation and sign up or view farm information in the Middle Atlantic region
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