Food Safety Workshops with Londa Nwadike of UVM Extension, June 11, RAFFL office, Rutland
Food Safety Regulations for Food Producers and Processors including Canned Foods 10-12, $10/participant
Introduction to HACCP, 1-4, $15/participant
Register by June 9, click here for details
Integrated Pest Management with Ann Hazelrigg of UVM Extension, date TBA, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Rupert, VT
Hone your plant disease and insect ID skills and learn how to promote beneficial bugs and address pest and disease issues for fruits and vegetables, more details to come! $10/participant
Increase Your Sales with nationally-recognized marketing expert Bruce Baker, 10 am August 31, RAFFL office & Depot Park, Rutland
Learn how to maximize your farmers market and farmstand sales. Learn what works and what doesn’t from one of the best! Bruce will discuss the importance of strategic booth design and how to attract more customers into your booth or farmstand through your display and merchandising. After the classroom session we’ll take a tour of the Rutland Farmers Market to evaluate what we’ve just learned.
Producers will have an opportunity to have Bruce give an analysis of their booth with suggestions for improvement in a 15 minute session. These slots are limited and fill up fast so sign up today to ensure you’re spot. Booths can set up at the market in Depot Park, farmstand and winter market growers can bring photos or create a mock-display indoors in the RAFFL conference room. $15 registration for the classroom and farmers market session, there is an additional $15 charge for the one-on-one display evaluation. Sign-up today!
Movement for a Healthy Farming Body, with farmers/yoga instructors Stephanie Jones, Galen Miller and farmer/massage therapist Lindsay Arbuckle, 6 pm 9/23, Rutland Public Library Fox Room, Rutland
Learn techniques and simple movements that can help increase your comfort and flexibility in everyday tasks. Learn how to relax your body after a long day of hard work and to let go of tension and stress. Practice self-massage and movements to address acute issues common to farmers. This workshop is for any farmer or aspiring farmer who wants to keep their body healthy and moving ! More details to come! $10/participant
Land Use Planning, details to be announced!