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How to Expand Your Farm-to-Table Business Without Spending Too Much Money

Posted by OAFVC on Jul 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 

 

Your farm-to-table business is established and working like clockwork. It is a well-oiled machine: you have the equipment and the know-how to continue doing what you do best. But do you ever wonder about the ‘what ifs’? What if you tried adding this ingredient to make a new version of a current popular product? What if you added new products? What if you can find the space to store the extra crops that need processing before they start to turn?
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Topics: Food Production

How to Expand Your Network in the Organic Food Production Industry

Posted by OAFVC on Jul 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As an entrepreneur in the organic food production industry, it’s all on you to hustle hard, make connections, and market your business. And, of course, networking is a key tool to help you do all of that.

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Topics: Food Production

How to Operate Your Farm-to-Table Business Long Distance

Posted by OAFVC on Jul 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you run a farm-to-table business, chances are most of your operations take place on a farm. You work hard, and farm life is great — the outdoors, early mornings, physical activity, and doing what you love, all beat the 9-5 suit-and-tie office grind — until it’s time to process all that food you’ve harvested. If you don’t have a commercial kitchen or food storage space on site, farm life can begin to feel a little stressful.

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Topics: Food Production

Turn Your Food Passion Into Small-Batch Food Production

Posted by OAFVC on Jul 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You’ve established yourself as a local farmers’ market favourite. Now you’re ready to take the next step to a larger operation. You want to see the products from your small-batch food production business in local supermarkets. You’re passionate, motivated, and you have great ideas for business expansion. But your business can’t thrive on passion alone. 

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Topics: Food Production

What If I Want My Business to Go Beyond Food Production?

Posted by OAFVC on Jun 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There's more to the beverage and food production than just producing good, local, fresh food and drink (though that is, of course, important); it's still a business with practical realities. At Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) we have more than just a commercial kitchen to meet the needs of a small food production business, offering services from packaging your product to marketing and business consulting.

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Topics: Food Production

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