Successful small farmers – insights and experience

Successful small farmers – insights and experience

Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Direct Marketing, Farms & Farmers | Comments Off on Successful small farmers – insights and experience

In the Successful Small Farmers session, there were three farmers talking about their experiences and what they’ve learnt (leading to their advice to those getting started). This was a really interesting and useful session – a wealth of knowledge and passion punctuated by dry humour and a good dose of dungarees 🙂

Monterey Markets – the ‘wild west’ of local produce

Monterey Markets – the ‘wild west’ of local produce

Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Monterey Markets – the ‘wild west’ of local produce

On the bus coming back from the farm tour, they played a video about the Monterey Market in Berkeley California. Seemed like a pretty lively establishment, with a simple philosophy: “to run a village-based business that supports both the local farmers as well as the local community. We sell tasty and healthy organic foods at great prices” and “to provide […]