ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand? Food hubs, grocery stores, schools and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for locally produced food. Yet, doing successful business with wholesale buyers requires planning and preparation.
Ensure your success by joining us for ‘Baskets to Pallets’, a comprehensive two-day introduction to selling wholesale on March 14th and March 15th from 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Irondequoit Conference Center in Rochester NY.
The ‘Baskets to Pallets’ course is designed for farmers of all enterprises and will cover building relationships with buyers, customer management and record keeping, pricing, grading and packaging, uniformity and consistency, and food safety, among many other topics! This interactive course includes plenty of hands-on activities and opportunities for peer learning and small group discussion.
For the first time, Day 2 of the course will offer a second track of break-out sessions so you can choose which topics are most suitable for your business needs.
The cost of the course is $35.00 for the entire Training! Bring a second representative from the farm for FREE! Includes locally sourced breakfast refreshments and a hearty hot lunch each day.
NYS Military Veterans are eligible for up to $200 reimbursement for this event to cover registration & travel expenses. Contact Dean Koyanagi at (607) 255-9911 for details.
Space is limited to 40 participants. This course always fills up, so early registration is encouraged. Visit http://cornellsmallfarms.3dcartstores.com/2-day-Baskets-to-Pallets-Course-Rochester-NY-_p_61.html to reserve your spot! Questions? Contact Violet Stone at 607-255-9227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Cornell Small Farms