Dear Local Sustainable Farmer/Producer,
As our 2015 Indiana growing season comes to a close for the year, we are already making plans for 2016 and look forward to working with you. This Old Farm has gained several new customers, and we need you, the grower, to help satisfy the demand for fresh, local and naturally raised meats and produce.
This Old Farm, Inc. now represents more than 150 farms throughout the state with whom we co-market locally grown meats and produce. We are always looking to work with produce and livestock farms, both new and established. We would love to discuss both our operation and crop planning with you as well as our upcoming new marketing strategies. We want you to join us in supplying Indiana with the best food we can produce! All meetings are free, and beverages are provided.
Meeting 1: Orientation for Prospective, Newly Enrolled, and Lapsed Members
Thinking about joining our Alliance, or just enrolled but haven’t had a chance to meet us yet? Joined years ago, but haven’t done business with us lately? This meeting is for you. We’ll provide a complete overview of how our Alliance works currently, and leave plenty of time for questions and discussion.
When: Friday, November 13th, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting 2: Produce
Are you an established produce grower who is already part of our Alliance? Come hear about our potential produce markets for 2016, and what the Food Modernization Safety Act means for produce growers. Get an overview of GAP training and certification. Share your ideas and plans with fellow growers, and get help with any questions or issues you may have. Field, greenhouse, and aquaponics/hydroponics growers are all welcome and encouraged to attend.
When: Friday, December 11th, 10:30 a.m.
Meeting 3: Livestock
Are you an established grower of beef, pork, poultry, lamb or goat who is already part of our Alliance?
Confused about all the terminology and want to learn more about grass-fed, pastured, non-GMO and certified organic methods? Have questions about our slaughtering and processing operation? Learn from our staff and each other.
When: Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 a.m.
Meeting 4: Last-Chance Orientation for Prospective, Newly Enrolled, and Lapsed Members
Weren’t able to make it to our November meeting? Here’s one more chance to get a complete overview of our Alliance before spring take you back into the fields.
When: Saturday, February 20th, 2:30 p.m.
Meeting 5: Switching Gears, Growing Bigger
Adding livestock to crops, or veggies to beef? Moving to a completely new farming specialty? Adding acreage? Whether you just need resources to point you in the right direction, or on-farm consulting at reasonable rates from one of our experienced staff members, we can help. Just ask for our consulting agreement. For established farmers who are already part of our Alliance.
When: Monday, March 21st, 6:00 p.m.
All meetings take place at This Old Farm’s office, 9572 W County Road 650 S, Colfax, IN 46035 Please RSVP to Kristy Miller at (765) 324-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For any Alliance questions, contact Maria at email@example.com.