University of Vermont

Vermont New Farmer Project Vermont New Farmer Project
Wholesale Success Workshop and Wholesale Growers and Buyers Showcase / Networking Lunch

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Westminster, MA
Description: Where: Wachusett Village Inn, 9 Village Inn Road, Westminster, MA

For questions contact: contact Erika Zekos at Mass. Farm to School or 413-253-3844
What to bring: If you have one, please bring an aerial or line drawn map of your farm to draw on during the workshop. You are also welcome to bring marketing materials, crop lists, etc. to the Growers and Buyers Showcase.
Workshop Description: This full day workshop will be led by trainer Atina Diffley and will cover Post-Harvest Handling - Maintaining the Cold Chain - Cleaning and Drying - Packing and Grading - Relationships with Buyers - Food Safety Best Practices.
Participating producers will receive a free copy of the Wholesale Success manual. Normally an $80 value, this 300+ page manual is newly updated, revised, and in its fourth printing. Wholesale Success covers up-to-date best practices information on food safety, postharvest handling, packing, business management, marketing, and crop-specific profiles for over 100 crops.

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