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News from the Cornell Small Farms Program, Spring 2020

By Kacey Deamer / April 6, 2020

Farm Ops Project to Continue Event Series for Veterans in Agriculture  We are pleased to announce that our Farm Ops project will be continuing its series of training workshops for veterans interested in agriculture throughout 2020. These single-day focused trainings will be covering a variety of topics relevant to small-scale agricultural endeavors, and each workshop consists of hands-on…

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Register Now for Baskets to Pallets Marketing Intensive

By Violet Stone / January 28, 2020

Are you in search of new markets? Are you considering wholesale channels such as food hubs, grocery stores, schools, restaurants, and cooperatives? Treat yourself to a holistic training that offers strategies and skill-building for successfully entering wholesale markets with special consideration toward participants’ overall comfort and well-being. Join the Cornell Small Farms Program’s Baskets to…

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Ploughing a Different Ground: Helping Farmers Unearth Wisdom through the Act of Listening

By Violet Stone / November 1, 2019

In the minutes before a Baskets to Pallets farmer training begins, I stand at the front of the room, scanning tables of chattering people and taking in the many different faces. These trainings are geared toward farmers and producers who are experienced in direct-marketing, but who are considering expanding into wholesale markets. And yet, we…

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Baskets to Pallets Project Offers Farmers Technical Support

By Kacey Deamer / June 3, 2019

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…

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Training Offers Holistic Approach to Learning

By Violet Stone / May 20, 2019

On March 14th and 15th the Baskets to Pallets project hosted a regional Training in Rochester NY.  In this retrospect, Violet Stone shares how the Training prioritized a holistic approach to learning… As project coordinator of the Baskets to Pallets project, much of the work I do is at a desk, coordinating the development of…

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Baskets to Pallets Training Aims for Holistic Approach

By Violet Stone / March 25, 2019

On March 14 and 15, the Baskets to Pallets project hosted a regional training in Rochester, NY. In this retrospect, Violet Stone shares how the training prioritized a holistic approach to learning about wholesale markets such as food hubs, groceries, schools and cooperatives. As project coordinator of the Baskets to Pallets project, much of the…

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Register Now: Diversify Your Market Channels & Explore Wholesale

By Violet Stone / March 1, 2019

Are you in search of new markets? Have you considered intermediary channels like food hubs, grocery stores, schools and cooperatives? The demand for local food continues to grow…Is your farm business ready for the opportunities? Ensure your success by joining us for ‘Baskets to Pallets’, a comprehensive two-day introduction to selling wholesale. Baskets to Pallets…

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Baskets to Pallets Farmer Training: Rochester, NY

By Violet Stone / February 28, 2019

Baskets to Pallets Regional Farmer Training. March 14th and 15th Irondequoit Conference Center, Rochester, NY Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand? Food hubs, grocery stores, schools and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for locally produced food. Yet, doing successful business with wholesale…

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2019 Baskets to Pallets Farmer Training, Rochester, NY

By Violet Stone / February 27, 2019

Baskets to Pallets Two Day Training Tug Hill Vineyards, Lowville, NY January 29 & January 30, 10:00am – 4:00pm The ‘Baskets to Pallets’ course is designed for farmers of all enterprises and will cover building relationships with buyers, customer management and record keeping, pricing, grading and packaging, uniformity and consistency, and food safety, among many other topics! …

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Seeking New Markets? Baskets to Pallets Coming to Rochester March 14-15

By Violet Stone / January 31, 2019

Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand? Food hubs, grocery stores, schools, and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for locally produced food. Yet, doing successful business with wholesale buyers requires planning and preparation. Ensure your success by joining us for ‘Baskets to…

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