Upcoming Farm Tour: Cooper's CSA Farm & Maze

Are you thinking of expanding your production cycles in order to attend more markets? Would you like to increase the number of shares in your CSA program? Have you ever considered agri-tourism as a potential source of farm income? If so, then join us at Cooper's CSA Farm & Maze on Sunday September 15, 2013, from 1:00-4:00pm for this informative farm business management tour.

Steve and Lisa Cooper have been farming together for close to 20 years. They currently run one of the largest CSA programs in the region (400+ members), so they have lots to teach growers who are interested in expanding their production. They also know a fair bit about marketing. Their buisness was grown from a single sweet corn stall to a farm servicing four regional farmers' markets in addition to their booming CSA program. They also run a 10 acre corn maze, which attracts close to 10,000 visitors to the farm each year, and a certified kitchen where they assemble prepared goods for their farmgate and webstores. To learn more about the Coopers, visit their fantastic new website:www.coopersfarm.ca

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. $25/person, $35/farming pair (ie. business partners). Head to www.surveymonkey.com/s/XKXVQG6 to complete a quick registration questionaire. For more information, or if you have difficulty with the online registration, please contact Jay Adam: jay@farmsatwork.ca - 705-743-7671