Are you looking to expand into new markets this year? If so, here are two upcoming workshops you won't want to miss:
MONDAY, APRIL 8 at 2:00 p.m.
LUCKY DOG LOCAL FOOD HUB WORKSHOP
at Lucky Dog Organic Farm on Main Street in HamdenFor more information: Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship 607-433-2545
Are you interested in entering the growing wholesale NYC market for local food while maintaining your farm product identity? Want to spend more time on-farm growing food and less time online (or on the phone or in the car) trying to sell it? What about understanding how to improve aggregation and distribution efficiency in our region?
Food Hubs around the country are emerging as successful models for improving access to demand while returning a higher profit to the farmer. But it's not quite as simple as throwing your product on a truck headed into market. Farmers have to learn how to be "wholesale ready" and coordinate their growing/processing schedules to ensure high quality, consistency and quantity to the buyers.
Produce, dairy products, meats, eggs, herbs, honey, maple syrup, wool and fibers, etc. WE HAVE IT! THEY WANT IT!
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 at 10:00 a.m.
INFORMATION SESSION FOR PRODUCERS INTERESTED IN ACCESSING INSTITUTIONAL MARKETS
at Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
To RSVP and for more information: Rose Zonetti at email@example.com or 610-750-2853
Through a USDA Farm to School grant, BT-BOCES is working with area producers to bring more local, nutritious food into Binghamton city school cafeterias, with the possibility of expanding to other schools and institutions.
Visit the Pure Catskills web calendar often for the latest Catskills region events.
Farm to Market Manager