Explore Local: Events

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Bridging the GAP: Making Canada GAP Work for your Fruit and Vegetable Farm
Are you a fruit or vegetable Registration Information grower who needs to up your on-farm food safety (OFFS) game? Want to sell into retail or food service markets but need certification? Unsure of where to start thinking about food safety?
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Using Shopify to Build Your Own Online Store
Leverage your existing webpage into an online marketplace, using Shopify. In this hands-on one-day workshop, you will create your online store, learn how to manage and sell your products, adjust inventory and work within search engines. You’ll learn how to set-up online store visuals such as logos and themes. We’ll show you how to add products and categories, maintain inventory, create pages and navigation links, understand search engine optimization and increase traffic to your store and much, much more!
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Red Deer
Cost: $23.75 + GST per person, includes lunch and snacks
Register by January 9, 2018: Call 1-800-387-6030

Getting Into Local Food
Learn about local food opportunities and the different farm direct marketing channels, their benefits and challenges. This one-day workshop is for producers who are new to selling food through farmers’ markets or other direct-to-consumer methods. You will learn about available services and market options for selling food direct to consumers, and hear about the regulations that apply to your business directly from the agencies responsible for enforcement.

Date: January 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Calgary
Cost: $23.75 + GST per person, includes lunch and snacks
Register by January 11, 2018:
Call 1-800-387-6030

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.
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


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

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