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Business Start-Up Presentation: A Blend of Technology, Ecology & Culinary

Super Extra Fresh from the Field and Forest: Solving the “Small-Scale Farming” Equation

Is the key to supporting local agriculture simple arithmetic? A group of local technologists and agriculturalists think so. Join the Brattleboro Area Technologists [BAT] and local permaculturists on Thurs., Sept. 15 from 6-7:30 to find out.

On one side of the equation is high-end food service providers who take pride in, and get a marketing edge for, using unique, fresh ingredients. The discerning customer is willing to pay a premium for the experience of something that is rare, has a particular nutritive value, superlative taste, or comes from a place with a particular character (such as Vermont). Such products can sell for hundreds of dollars per pound if delivered fresh.

On the other end of the equation - there are many thousands of small-scale farmers, homesteaders, and land/forest owners who are now growing such products on their land, or who could learn to cultivate them.

The missing factor in this equation is a marketplace where those who produce or wild-harvest such products can connect with customers. Such a marketplace could make unusual products available to a broad, geographically diverse and discerning audience and offer immediate delivery to retain freshness.

Want to help solve the equation?

Come join a (free and public) discussion led Tad Montgomery of Tad Montgomery & Associates, hosted by Brattleboro Area Technologists {BAT}. All types and levels of expertise are welcome.

DATE: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room, 7 Canal St., Brattleboro, VT (enter on Canal Street side of the building - 7 Canal Street)
CONTACT: Tad Montgomery, eco@TadMontgomery.com; (802) 251-0502

Tad Montgomery is the founder of Tad Montgomery & Associates, based in Brattleboro, VT. He has been working and teaching in the fields of permaculture, agroforestry, sustainable agriculture, and ecological design since 1983.


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