Getting into on-farm sales in Alberta
October 25, 2016 By Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
October 25, 2016, Edmonton, Alta – Getting into Farm Sales takes place November 15, 2016, at the Agri-Food Business Centre, 6547 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, Alta.
“This workshop examines selling your food products direct to consumers from your farm,” says Delores Serafin, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “It’s a chance to learn about the different options available to you from you-picks to farm stands and seasonal sales centres. Discover the behind-the-scenes considerations that help to make the consumer experience memorable and your business successful, such as parking and traffic flow, signage, scales, cash handling systems, washrooms, and more.”
Jim Hill with Hidden Valley Gardens near Sylvan Lake will talk about the way they implemented a simple sales solution into their you-pick operation, and Vicky Horn with Tangle Ridge Ranch near Thorsby will share how customers access their lamb both on-farm and through off-farm deliveries.
The workshop will also help participants to understand which regulations apply to their business, who to contact and why they matter.
Getting into Farm Sales runs from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The $25 fee includes GST and covers lunch and refreshments. To register, call 1-800-387-6030 by November 8.
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