Two new products produced by Morrisville students, hemp granola and “On the Go” energy bites, recently hit the shelves of Nelson Farms Country Store. The products made their debut during a holiday open house and sampling Dec. 1 and 2 at Nelson Farms at Nelson Farms on Route 20 in Cazenovia.

Joining the two new products are dog treats. Product concepts were cooked up by students in associate professor Sheila Marshman’s distribution and marketing of agricultural products class, which has been developing them all semester.

Students recently created and bottled their recipes in the Nelson Farms kitchen with assistance from Amanda Hewitt, product development manager and 1988 graduate of Morrisville’s dietetic technician program.

Marketed as a healthy snack, banana coconut chip “On the Go” energy bites “will keep you going during your busy day,” according to the label, which students produced in addition to devising the product, name, logo and packaging.

Hemp granola is also a healthy alternative snack made with ingredients grown in New York State. Table Scraps Fall Feast dog treats are one of the first products for pets.

Marshman’s students are behind 20 different tasty treats at the Country Store, which complement hundreds of other delectable goods produced by local entrepreneurs.

Choices include a lineup of student-produced products like Slather Sauce, Maple Madness Syrup, Pineapple Salsa, Sweet-n-Spicy Apple Mustard and Apple-n-Spice All-Purpose Seasoning and Rub.

Nelson Farms, operated by the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation (MAC), is a unique combination of a business incubator and food product processing facility. It assists entrepreneurs, including Morrisville students and existing private firms, with product development, small-scale food processing, marketing and sales, and distribution. It is also a distributor of local New York products for the entire state.

Call 315-655-3301 or visit nelsonfarms.org to learn more about the offerings at Nelson Farms Country Store.