Selling to New Markets: Wholesale Readiness, Business and Food Safety Planning Boot Camp for Farmers
Date: February 10, 2015
Location: Washtenaw Food Hub, 4175 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Featured speakers for this workshop include Hannah Mellion from the Farm Fresh Rhode Island food hub who will explain multiple ways they work with farmers to reach expanding markets, including wholesale and a “Veggie Box.” In addition, Kathy Sample will discuss what local farmers and producers need to know to work with the new Argus Farm Stop. And we’ll have financial and food safety experts share more ways to open doors to new markets.
Registration: Is free of charge, including the optional lunch.
Please RSVP: By Friday, February 6, 2015 at: http://bit.ly/1EagYRL
- Tour of Washtenaw Food Hub, 10 – 11:30 AM
- Optional Lunch from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Farm Fresh Rhode Island and Argus Farm StopHannah Mellion, Farm Fresh Rhode Island Distribution Manager, 1:00 – 1:30 PMKathy Sample, Argus Farm Stop Owner, 1:30 – 1:45 PMDiscussion/Questions, 1:45 – 2:00 PM
Financial and Business Literacy for FarmersAshlee Minnick and Mike Niesyto, Greenstone Farm Credit, 2:00 – 2:45 PMQuestions/Break/Networking 2:45 – 3:00 PM
Next Steps in Food Safety: Where to Look, 3:00 – 3:30 PMPhil Tocco, MSU Extension
Food Policy Updates, 3:30 - 3:45 PM
Lindsay Scalara from
Wrap-up, Evaluations from 3:45 – 4:00 PM