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CISA Workshop and Networking Event: Adding or Increasing Wholesale Sales in Your Operation

December 7, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Farmers, join CISA, Sean Buchanan from Black River Produce, Bill Barrington from Pioneer Valley Growers Association, and Matt Boulanger from Whole Foods Market to learn about food safety and other wholesale requirements, the wholesale market, how to build wholesale relationships, and much more. Michael Botelho from the MA Department of Agricultural Resources will also be present to share information about the Commonwealth Quality Program and give an update on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including who’s covered and the basic requirements of FSMA now that rules have been finalized.

Following the panel discussion, farmers and wholesale buyers are invited to participate in buyer/farmer networking. Presenters from the wholesale workshop will also be available for one-on-one conversation during the networking session. Come build new business relationships! This event is free to Local Hero members and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by December 4th to Devon at 413-665-7100, ext. 22.

The Fall Farmer/Buyer Meet & Greet and Wholesale Workshop is supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture through grant 12-25-B-1676 and from individual contributors and Local Hero members. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


December 7, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bread and Butter
68 Cowls Road
Amherst, MA 01002 United States