* 1. Where do you live in Algoma? (e.g. Bruce Mines, Tarbutt Additional, Laird)

* 2. Where do you see yourself in the agri-food value chain?

* 3. What is your business development stage? (select the stage that is most applicable to your business)

* 4. Which agricultural sector do you belong to? Select all that apply.

* 5. Do you currently perform any sort of processing (on or off-farm, food business, etc.)? If so, what do you produce? Select all that apply.

* 6. Where or to whom are you currently selling your processed products? Select all that apply.

* 7. Do you have any interest in developing processed agri-food products for your farm or business idea?

* 8. If you would like to pursue agri-food processing, what is preventing you from doing so? Select all that apply.

* 9. Have you ever used off-farm commercial kitchens or facilities?

* 10. When considering and creating value-added products for your farm, have any been a success in the past?

* 11. If you were to develop a new product in a commercial kitchen or facility, what kind of needs would you have for that product?

* 12. On the following scale, please rate how each of these barriers prevent you from developing value-added products.

  Not Restrictive Somewhat Restrictive Most Restrictive
Space
Time
Market Research
Capital/funds
Available labour/skills

* 13. Would you be interested in using a shared space for anyone (small home gardeners to larger farmers and producers, for example) that could provide all the facilities for a commercial kitchen to create your products, for a nominal fee?

* 14. What are some factors that would encourage you to use a shared processing facility? (Skip if this does not apply to you.)

* 15. What are some factors that would prevent you from using a shared processing facility? (Skip if this does not apply to you.)

* 16. If you had access to a shared processing facility, where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?

* 17. On the scale below, please mark what you see as your commitment level to shopping within the Algoma District when local alternatives are available.

Always
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* 18. On the following scale, how would you rate each of the following related to accessing products made in Algoma.

  Easy Difficult
Convenience
Knowledge
Price
Skills
Variety

* 19. Do you have any other thoughts about value-added processing in Algoma? Please share below

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