News/Events - December 2018
We had such an amazing day at our Scaling Up Sales event! We all learned a great deal of information from Peggy Ballie for Local Food and Farms Co-op! Our panel of experts were absolutely fantastic! Thank you to Chef Tyler from Rare Grill House, Chef Bryan from One Fine Food and Heather the Food Procurement Coordinator for the Student Nutrition Program. A major thank you to all of the people who came out to learn how to scale up to wholesale!
About 70 people turned out for an afternoon of information sharing, priority setting, entertainment and food on Saturday December 1. In addition to farmers of all ages and commodities, 7 rural municipal councillors were in attendance.
Participants felt a renewed sense of common purpose, and agreed on a need for more regular communication. Farmers also brainstormed practical ways the ag community could improve public knowledge about farming - both in schools and among the general public. Priorities for future farmer events and support for new farmers also garnered many suggestions.
Stay tuned for further opportunities to provide input and take an active role in the future of farming in Peterborough County!
Farms at Work was pleased to be one of the sponsors for this event.