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Workshops

Local Vegetable Markets
Leona Staples, Jungle Farms: An engaging and passionate speaker, don's miss the chance to hear the Jungle Farms story and how a group of small local producers harnessed teamwork to gain market share in a highly competitive market.
Local Vegetable Producers: Hear local producers stories of success. The mistakes, the victories, the journey.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry: Discover the support and resources the Government of Alberta is able to provide those looking to enter local food production.
See the full agenda here.

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Sunset House Community Hall
Register with Beverley @ 780-524-7621

BizConnections YYG: Start Your Business at the Farmers' Market
From fresh produce and baked goods to homemade crafts and gifts, the farmers’ market is an excellent space to start or expand your “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” business. Whether you’re just starting out and looking for guidance, or you’re a seasoned market veteran interested in learning from the best – this event will help prepare you for market season!

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: On the Rocks Kitchen & Drinks, 11740 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Cost: Free
Register with Eventbrite

Getting Into Farmers’ Markets
This one-day workshop looks at selling food products at Alberta approved farmers’ markets. Farmers’ markets are big business in Alberta with over $900 million in annual sales. Entering this market channel with the right skills can shorten your learning curve and enhance your success. Discover what to look for in a market and what a market manager expects from a vendor. Hear seasoned vendors share their successful experiences at farmers' markets.
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Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Camrose
Cost: $23.75 + GST per person, includes lunch and snacks
Register by February 8, 2018:
Call 1-800-387-6030

Building a Working Destination Farm
Alf and Sandy Krause are the owners and operators of the award winning Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery in Langley, BC. Producing over 100 products on site from their berries and vegetables, they encourage guests to participate in their food experience through U-pick berry fields, a market, bakery, estate winery, restaurants, and the farmer's table cooking school. Come and here about adding value to farm-made enterprises, sharing the food experience with guests, developing an authentic brand, building a great team and much, much more!

Date: Wednseday, February 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Leduc
Cost: $25.00, includes lunch and snacks
Register by February 14, 2018:
Call 1-800-387-6030

BizConnections YYC: Start Your Business at the Farmers' Market
From fresh produce and baked goods to homemade crafts and gifts, the farmers’ market is an excellent space to start or expand your “Make It, Bake It, Grow It” business. Whether you’re just starting out and looking for guidance, or you’re a seasoned market veteran interested in learning from the best – this event will help prepare you for market season!

Date: Wednseday, February 26, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location:Atlantic Trap & Gill Pub, 510 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Cost: Free
Register with Eventbrite


Conferences

North American Farm Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) 2018 Annual Convention - February 1-7, 2018


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