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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

What's Growin' On

An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Workshops for Food Entrepreneurs - 6/9 and 6/10

RAFFL

Recipe to Market and Selling Skills for Food Entrepreneursoffered by the Vt Food Venture Center and the VT Small Business Development Center

Vermont Technical College, Langevin House Randolph Center, VT

June 9th and 10th, 2010 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Brian Norder, Vermont Food Venture Center & Bob Weybright, Food Marketing Consultant Recipe to Market covers all aspects of starting or expanding a value-added or specialty food business while Selling Skills focuses on specific areas of bringing product to market. These two workshops are designed to be taken together or on a stand alone basis. Fee: $50 per day for lunch and materials.

Recipe to Market will cover the following specific topics:

  • Product Development
  • Safe Food Production
  • Labeling and Packaging
  • Manufacturing and Processing Issues and Options
  • Food Regulations

Selling Skills provides a practical approach that goes beyond theoretical market research and to help develop specific skills in areas of:

  • Product Rollout
  • Pricing Your Product
  • Making Sales Calls
  • Marketing Your Food
  • Trade Show Selection and Operation
  • Distribution Strategies—Traditional and Creative

To participate, contact Heather at Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) for a registration form--  hgonyaw@vtsbdc.org Vermont Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made at all times in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and associated amendments.