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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

Webinar on developing and marketing specialty foods from your farm products (12/1)

RAFFL

Fine Food from your Farm-- Developing and marketing specialty foods from your farm productsDecember 1 7:00 pm

Join Phyllis Trier to explore and understand common considerations when developing a specialty food product from your farm. Identifying your target market, developing your recipes for larger production, pricing and packaging, licensing, insurance, and cash flow needs will all impact your ability to get your product to market.   Trier will cover key factors you should research about your specialty food idea before launching into production.   Trier is the founder and former president of Bittersweet Pastries, an award winning wholesale, food service, mail order frozen dessert company.  She has worked with food service distributors, brokers, sales reps, chefs, and specialty markets.  Her work has given her experience in all aspects of product development, marketing, and sales.

Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through.

To participate, please go to http://tinyurl.com/UVMEXT-SpecialtyFoodWebinar at about 6:45 pm Eastern time on December 1, 2010.  For more information, contact newfarmer@uvm.edu or call 802-223-2389x203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Mary Peabody know by November 24 at 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free  in Vt.) or mary.peabody@uvm.edu so we may assist you.

If you have not participated in a webinar before, we recommend you download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at http://www.elluminate.com/support/index.jsp. UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. -- Jessie Schmidt Coordinator for Community & Agriculture Programs

UVM Extension New Farmer Project 617 Comstock Road, Suite 5 Berlin, VT  05602-9194

Phone:  802-223-2389 extension 203 or tollfree: 866-860-1382 extension 203 Fax:    802-223-6500 E-mail: newfarmer@uvm.edu www.uvm.edu/newfarmer