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We had such an amazing day at our Scaling Up Sales event! We all learned a great deal of information from Peggy Ballie for Local Food and Farms Co-op! Our panel of experts were absolutely fantastic! Thank you to Chef Tyler from Rare Grill House, Chef Bryan from One Fine Food and Heather the Food Procurement Coordinator for the Student Nutrition Program. A major thank you to all of the people who came out to learn how to scale up to wholesale!
About 70 people turned out for an afternoon of information sharing, priority setting, entertainment and food on Saturday December 1. In addition to farmers of all ages and commodities, 7 rural municipal councillors were in attendance.
Participants felt a renewed sense of common purpose, and agreed on a need for more regular communication. Farmers also brainstormed practical ways the ag community could improve public knowledge about farming - both in schools and among the general public. Priorities for future farmer events and support for new farmers also garnered many suggestions.
Stay tuned for further opportunities to provide input and take an active role in the future of farming in Peterborough County!
Farms at Work was pleased to be one of the sponsors for this event.
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! Scaling Up Sales for the Wholesale Market can have serious pitfalls if you are not prepared. Take this opportunity to meet with a panel of speakers and engage with wholesale buyers! EARLY BIRD TICKET DEADLINE NOV 15TH!!
To register and for complete details please click here
Join us Saturday December 1st for this exciting agricultural event.
Let’s get together and celebrate agriculture with other farmers from across the County. Whether you are young or old, all about beef, a dairy farmer, a beekeeper, maple syrup or vegetable enthusiast, into chickens or sheep – you are invited! EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NOV 21ST!!
eat good food (light supper included)
welcome special guest speaker Dan Needles** on "Land, Neighbors and the Power of Farmer Thinking: stories and laughter about the place we call home"
discuss what we have in common and how we can work together
To register and for complete details click here
Farms at Works is hiring!
We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to fill the role as Farm Stewardship Coordinator.
- Anticipated Start Date: November 2018
- Application Deadline: November 8, 2018 at 5pm
- Location: Peterborough, ON
- Hours of work: Variable, on average 12 hours per week to March 2019 and 8 hours per week from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021
- Hourly rate: $25 per hour, including 2 weeks paid vacation
Applications should be sent to email@example.com by 5pm on Thursday November 8th. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
For more information about this position please click the link below!
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