The workshop venue has changed. It will be on the Kemptville Campus, at 830 Prescott St. in Kemptville. We will be in Amphitheatre 1 of Parish Hall.
Parish Hall is the same building where Ryan’s Well Foundation is located. View map.
You CAN grow your food business. Whether you are a home-based business, a producer interested in value-added products, or a small enterprise looking to achieve retail success, this workshop is for you!
You will learn about:
A panel of regulatory experts from all three levels of food regulation will be present: federal, provincial and public health. Together, they can help guide you through the information you need to know.
You will also hear from three food business entrepreneurs who have successfully used a shared commercial kitchen space to expand into retail markets.
Then, a marketing session will help you understand how to get your product on retail shelves.
9 am Registration
9:30 Food Regulation Expert Panel
TBA; Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Public Health Unit,
Ryan Pinto and Dr. Richard Smith; OMAFRA,
Melba Antonakis and Steven Saville; Canadian Food Inspection Agency
12 pm Local Lunch
1:00pm Peer-to-Peer Business Support: Lessons from the Field
Affordable, certified commercial kitchen space is often a barrier to growing a food business. That’s why food hubs were invented! Hear about how three local food businesses have used the commercial kitchen space at Two Rivers Food Hub to access new markets, grow their companies, and be recognized for their achievements. Learn about how they overcame challenges and accessed new opportunities.
Candace Tierney: Oat & Mill
Will Spencer: rND Bakery
Sharon Bartlett: The Garlic Pantry
Moderator: Bruce Enloe, Two Rivers Food Hub
2:00 pm Marketing Your Product for Retail Success
Hear from a successful retailer about what THEY want you to know about marketing.