Family Farmed.org and the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center are delivering a Wholesale Success workshop in Missoula, MT on March 6, 2013. The workshop covers topics such as: Calculating Return on Investment; Cleaning, Drying, and Curing Produce; Traceability; Packing Shed Design; Maintaining the Cold Chain, and how to use the online food safety tool to create your own farm’s food safety plan.
Participating producers will receive a free copy of Family Farmed.org’s 312 page Wholesale Success Manual, normally an $80 value. The manual includes more than 100 crop profiles with crop-specific information on harvesting, cooling, storing and packing standards.
About the Trainer
Atina Diffley, organic farmer, public speaker, consultant and author of the 2012 memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works, will bring her more than 20 years of organic farming experience to Montana.
Who Should Attend?
The workshop is specifically designed to meet the food safety and wholesale production needs of produce farmers just entering wholesale markets as well as seasoned producers. Produce buyers, county sanitarians, farmers’ market masters, community and school garden coordinators, school and other institutional food service directors, food processors, and extension agents are all encouraged to attend .
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. To register, fill out and return the registration form or go to
https://lccdc.ecenterdirect.com and click on Training and Events.