Exploring Agri-Food Growth Opportunities; free workshop
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Ripley Huron Community Centre
What supports are available, what are common challenges and how have they been overcome, are there new and emerging online platforms that can make a difference? Panelists will provide information and engage in Q&A as we explore growth opportunities.
John Schut, Business Development Consultant, OMAFRA
Jessica Kelly, Direct Farm Marketing Specialist, OMAFRA
Ulrika Prehn, CEO, Pine River Cheese & Butter Co-op
Marcia Woods, Founder & CEO, FreshSpoke
What is FreshSpoke and how does it work? This new online platform is a local food marketplace that simplifies order, payment and delivery for buyers, farmers and other small producers along with commercial drivers. Could it work here?
How do I expand my market? Price and package for different markets? Get fresh produce in my restaurant when I need it? Is the co-operative model one we should pursue? Ask questions or our panelists and explore your growth potential.
There is no charge to attend but registration is required.