Sourcing Local Made Easier Workshop Registration

Are you a wholesale buyer who wants to source more from Maine farmers? Are you a farmer who would like to get better at working with wholesale buyers?

Join Maine Farmland Trust for a workshop that brings experienced farmers and wholesale buyers together to identify the “pain points” in sourcing local food and strategize solutions.

Participating farmers and buyers will have the opportunity to:

  • Share tips and experiences on best communication protocols and planning methods that produce better consistency and value for all parties.
  • Coordinate strategy for packaging and promoting local foods.
  • Understand pricing strategies and to learn how to set prices that will be sustainable for all parties involved.
  • Develop empathy, and a deeper understanding of what it’s like to be in the shoes of someone else along the supply chain.

Who: Established wholesale farmers who have participated in MFT’s Farming for Wholesale business planning program. Wholesale buyers who source Maine-grown products, or would like to start sourcing local products.

When: Tuesday, 2/26, 9am-4pm (snow date 2/28)

Where: Resilience Hub, 224 Anderson Street, Portland 04101

Facilitator: Jed Beach, FarmSmart Maine

 

Register below by Tuesday, February 19.

Farmers

If you would like to attend the Sourcing Local Made Easier workshop you must be a participant (past or present) in the Farming for Wholesale program. Please contact Alex to register at alex@mainefarmlandtrust.org.

 

Buyers

Please register here:

Questions about the registration requirements? Contact Alex: alex@mainefarmlandtrust.org