In this season of giving, let’s see how we can introduce more people to the fabulous local food products offered by you and your fellow BC food producers.
For many food businesses, farmers markets are their primary sales channel. For some, they can be a stepping stone enroute to large grocery (chains) or bigger markets. And for others, they do both, what we call a blended sales & margin strategy - these food businesses do large capacity sales through grocery accounts and continue with farmers markets with higher margins, and the ability to launch/test new products or do short run items.
Living by the sea provides abundant opportunities for small-scale harvesters, but there are also challenges in growing a sustainable business. Enter, the Centre for Seafood Innovation.
In Halfmoon Bay, on the Sunshine Coast, John and Joe have resurrected their chocolate business with the intent of keeping it small, yet sophisticated and inventive. This time, their business model does not include a store front, but instead relies on shipping-only to get product to market.
Are you thinking about starting a food business; or are you a seasoned food business owner and planning to launch new products or pursue new markets; or maybe you’re somewhere in between. Farm Food Drink develops and facilitates sector-specific workshops to help you tackle your specific growth planning needs.