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Tuesday, November 30 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Love 'em or Leave 'em: Online Platforms

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Local Line, Harvie, Open Food Network, Farmigo, Square & more - what will work best for your farm business? Hear from five farmers in a lightning talk-style session where they will discuss what online platforms they have tried, which one(s) they are currently using, and why. Save yourself the trial and error by learning about what platforms might be the best fit for your farm’s unique mix of marketing channels. Moderator Theresa Schumilas from Open Food Network and Garden Party Flower Farm will also contribute to the discussion with findings from the ‘digital farmgate’ research project which they just completed for OMAFRA.   

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Theresa Schumilas

Garden Party Flower Farm
Theresa grows 4 acres of specialty cut flowers which she sells in multiple wholesale and retail channels. Before turning to cut flower farming she did her post-doctoral research on digital disruption in local food chains. As part of this work, she launched the Open Food Network platform... Read More →
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Antonio Gomes

Cavaleiro Farm
Antonio is a fourth generation farmer who started Cavaleiro Farm in 2015. The farm runs a 50 members CSA, rents out market garden space to other farmers and this season started Farmlife Academy to train new farmers. The goal of the farm is to reduce operational costs as much as possible... Read More →
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Angie Koch

Fertile Ground Farm
Presenter Bio: Since 2008, Angie has operated Fertile Ground Farm - a diversified market garden near Waterloo. Fertile Ground's primary market is a 325 member CSA, with some wholesale on the side. A couple of years ago, we added an online store to sell extra veggies and other local... Read More →
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Amy Ouchterlony

Fiddle Foot Farm
Since 2008, Amy has been developing an organic & biodynamic farm business with her partner, Graham Corbett. Fiddle Foot Farm is a mixed farm with a focus on 5.5 acres of vegetable production, located in Mulmur township, half an hour north of Orangeville. We sell through a 150 member... Read More →
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Tamara McMullen

Firmly Rooted Farm
Tamara runs Firmly Rooted farm, a 3.5 acre organic market garden with 5 large high tunnels, with her partner Brian Wiley. The pair have 20 years farming experience combined, and while they grow most things except sweet corn, potatoes, and brussel sprouts (to name a few), they are... Read More →

Tuesday November 30, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EST
Online over Zoom