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How To Improve ROI At Events & Tradeshows

Event season is upon us. Some for fun, some for education, some for showing off. Will you attend an upcoming event, conference, or tradeshow as a participant or as a vendor or sponsor? Then you need a plan. Events cost you time and money. If you want a return on those investments (ROI), don’t just [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Planning|Comments Off on How To Improve ROI At Events & Tradeshows

Selling Your Bumper Crop

It’s always a challenge to have too much produce remaining after an abundant harvest, or goods leftover after the summer markets. Always on a tight budget, what are the best ways to get the word out, so you can sell it? Here are some ideas to help you move that product. Some things you may [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Drink, Farm, Food, Planning|Comments Off on Selling Your Bumper Crop

Feature: Small Scale Food Processor Association

British Columbia, and Canada for that matter, is full of a variety of great associations, organizations and companies working hard to affect our food systems. Once a month, we want to feature one of those associations, organizations, and companies, as a tribute to the work they are doing. The Small Scale Food Processor Association (SSFPA) [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Marketing Strategies|Comments Off on Feature: Small Scale Food Processor Association

Funding Programs

The Ministry of Agriculture has released some new funding programs through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agrifood sector.   It's a perfect time of year to get started on some of these applications. But you should move fast and apply for [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Planning|Comments Off on Funding Programs

Feature: Canadian Organic Growers

British Columbia, and Canada for that matter, is full of a variety of great associations, organizations and companies working hard to affect our food systems. Once a month, we want to feature one of those associations, organizations, and companies, as a tribute to the work they are doing.     The Canadian Organic Growers (COG) [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Farm, Food, Organic|Comments Off on Feature: Canadian Organic Growers

Back to School and Back to Business

For small farm, food, and drink businesses, Summers tend to be a full marathon of activity. Small business owners have all-hands on deck and maintain long hours and days just to keep up. There's little time to think, and only time to do, to grow, make, and sell. In our experience, there are 2 starts [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Planning|Comments Off on Back to School and Back to Business

Organic – Must Be Certified

Great news for the Organic sector as the Ministry of Agriculture publishes the following Press Release. Organic food and beverage products sold in B.C. must be certified As of Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, people can buy British Columbia food products and beverages that are marketed as organic with more confidence, knowing that the products have [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Organic|Comments Off on Organic – Must Be Certified

Now Is The Time To Buy Local

Right now, at this very moment, someone in BC is buying some delicious, fresh, local food. That someone could be you. Let’s face it. Eating fresh, healthy ingredients doesn’t always seem convenient or affordable. And many of us don’t even think about the seasonality of food anymore. Our grocery stores are full of international foods [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Food|Comments Off on Now Is The Time To Buy Local

How Food Trends Affect Your Business

Food trends respond to and are driven by the people of today. As such, they are constantly shifting. When you’re focused on your food company, association, farm, or beverage production, and the shoppers you already have, it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening in the industry. We get it. You’re busy. [...]

By |July 30th, 2018|Marketing Strategies|Comments Off on How Food Trends Affect Your Business