Too Small for Wholesale Markets? Think Again.     

 

Many smaller diversified farms focus on direct market channels to sell without considering wholesale market channels. In this webinar, producers will explore how to diversify their sales by expanding into wholesale market options, what it takes for a small farm to access higher volume markets and learn about a new wholesale market opportunity for Illinois growers - the Good Food Purchasing Program recently enacted in Chicago and greater Cook County. Chicago Food Policy Action Council staff will explain the policy and how small farmers can use the new program to access new markets.  

The 2021 Small Farm Webinar Series gives small producers access to practical tools and knowledge to improve their profitability and sustainability by learning about leading practices on emerging topics in production, management, and marketing.

Watch the Recording: If you cannot attend the live session, please register to receive an email with the recorded session. Past programs are available on YouTube at bit.ly/ILLocalFoodsYouTube.

Questions: For more information contact Zack Grant, Extension Educator in Local Food Systems and Small Farms at zgrant2@illinois.edu or (708) 679-6889.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Zach Grant at zgrant2@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

2021 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series