Farming For Wholesale Workshop
Are you an experienced farmer who wants make more money wholesaling your products? The Business of Farming for Wholesale could help you get there! This one-day workshop, based on Maine Farmland Trust’s Farming for Wholesale program, will examine wholesale from many different angles. Jed Beach, of FarmSmart, will lead the workshop focusing on production costing and marketing of wholesale products. During the workshop you’ll have a chance to:
- Use last year’s actual records to find your most (& least) profitable crops.
- Create and evaluate different financial scenarios for your farm business.
- Investigate some of the most beneficial wholesale production, marketing, and distribution techniques.
- Meet some of the other wholesale farmers and some wholesale buyers in your area.
In addition, each farm will receive follow-up technical assistance tailored to your farm’s growth strategy. This extremely valuable technical assistance will help you transfer what you’ve learned in the workshop to your specific farm needs.
When: Saturday, February 4, 9am-4pm
Where: Fryeburg Academy—Fryeburg, Maine
Cost: $35 (to help cover the costs of lunch). Upon completion of the workshop and your successful participation in technical assistance, all farms located in Maine will be awarded $500 in seed money. There is a net gain of $465 to Maine farms!
For more information contact, Jesse Wright at Upper Saco Valley Land Trust:603-356-9683 or [email protected]
This workshop is hosted by Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, Maine Farmland Trust, and the Maine Network of Food Councils.
HERE’S WHAT FARMERS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
“I’ve put my time with Wholesale 101 on my list of the top ten things I’ve done to ensure Eldertide & Maine Medicinals’ success.”
-Edie Johnston, Eldertide Farm & Maine Medicinals
“Having you vet and correct my spreadsheets while providing additional thoughts as to which areas of my business I should be concerned with made all the difference to my bottom line this year. We made more income than ever, largely due to this workshop.”
–Chris Cavendish, Fishbowl Farm