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Selling Local Foods - Introduction

When:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where:

Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs South Phone: 816.229.3571
MCPL Blue Springs South, Blue Springs MO map...

Description:

The “Local Foods” movement has become one of one of today’s hottest trends pursued by aspiring, growth-oriented and environmentally conscious businesses. There is a growing demand for the freshest, cleanest and most nutritious food available. Despite this huge opportunity, there remain some unique challenges in order to create a sustainable local farm-to-market plan. These include safety, legal and economic considerations. This session will guide you through important first-steps as you evaluate and become familiar with the best local resources and practices to formalize a rewarding This program is not age specific and is a primer for those exploring farm-to-market possibilities. This session will cover: • What are “local foods” and what factors drive this market opportunity. • What are the primary market channels to get local products sold and which one you should work best for your specific circumstances? • Where are the best practices and resources to finance and structure safe, legal and profitable Local Foods business models
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Registration:

Contact Mid-Continent Public Library communityprogramming@mymcpl.org 816.836.5200 more...

Cost:

$0.00

Facilitator:

Samborski Jeff, samborskij@missouri.edu
MU Extension in Jackson County - Blue Springs
phone: 816-252-5051

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