Baskets to Pallets Project Offers Farmers Technical Support
Now in its fifth year, the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Baskets to Pallets project has offered three regional trainings to a sum of 120 farmers. The goal of our farmer trainings is to better prepare small and mid-sized farmers to successfully sell into scale-appropriate wholesale markets. While farmers usually leave trainings with a list of action items to address, the best intentions are lost in the frenzy of the growing season.
The Baskets to Pallets Educator Cohort, a group of 14 service providers across NY, are now offering one-on-one assistance to farmers who have attended regional trainings. Farmers can receive up to 10 hours of coaching to address issues like improving storage and handling facilities, planning for production, wholesale pricing, locating buyers, transportation and delivery, and food safety requirements.
Learn more about Baskets to Pallets on its project page.