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Field Days: Alternative Management Strategy hosted by Farms at Work

October 25 - Omemee from 9:00 - 12:30
October 27 - Neustadt from 9:00 - 12:30
November 10 - Chatham from 9:00 - 12:30

Field Days give crop and beef farmers the opportunity to see cover crops put to use as pasture for beef cattle. Cove Crops have important environmental and economic value, and these workshops include farmers and speakers sharing their knowledge on the tools and resources available to help integrate cattle cover cropping systems as an additional business opportunity on farms.

For more information, please visit: https://www.farmsatwork.ca/ 

 

Scaling Up Sales for the Wholesale Market

 

December 10, Peterborough

Are you thinking of increasing your volume of sales by selling more to stores, restaurants and/or institutions? If so, this is the workshop you need, and early bird pricing is available before November 16th!

Scaling up for the wholesale market can have serious pitfalls if you are not prepared.  How can you market effectively to wholesale buyers, without losing your shirt? Let’s talk about

  • identifying what the market wants
  • projecting financial and operational implications of scaling up
  • developing targeted market materials and relationships with wholesale buyers

During this workshop, you will have an opportunity to engage with wholesale buyers (restaurant/store/institutional) about what they need from farmers - in terms of pricing, packaging, handling, delivery etc.

This session will be facilitated by Peggy Baillie. She and her husband farm near Sudbury, selling chicken through both retail and wholesale markets. Peggy also managed a retail food store for several years, purchasing directly from local farmers.

Join this practical and jam-packed day that will help you plan for the future.

Registration and coffee will begin at 9:00am. Lunch included. 

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/scaling-up-sales-for-the-wholesale-market-tickets-51224758632 or call 705-743-7671 for assistance.