The course will take place on
Tuesday, January 24th and Tuesday, January 31st from
10:00am – 4:00pm at Templeton Hall in historic Cooperstown, NY. The ‘Baskets to Pallets’ course is designed
for farmers of all enterprises and will cover building relationships
with buyers, customer management and record keeping, pricing, grading and
packaging, uniformity and consistency, and food safety, among many other
topics! This fun course includes plenty
of hands-on activities and opportunities for peer learning and small group
discussion. The course includes one
break-out session for livestock and produce farmers.
The course fee includes breakfast refreshments and a delicious locally
sourced lunch each day. Lodging has been
reserved at the Inn at Cooperstown (one block from Templeton Hall) at a
discounted rate of $105.00 plus tax per room.
To take advantage of this special rate, reserve your room by December 23rd.
complete the two day course will be invited to meet wholesale buyers at a
Farmer-Buyer Mixer at Brown’s Brewery in Troy, New York on March 6th
from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. The Mixer will
provide a structured space for farmers to begin making new business connections
and sales opportunities. The Mixer is
free and complementary appetizers will be provided.
Space is limited
to 40 participants and early registration is encouraged. Visit http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/projects/wholesale for a detailed description of course
topics and instructors.