Vegetable & Fruit Growers Network Session

  • Agriculture and Food Business Centre 6547 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB, T9E Canada

This event is for Alberta vegetable and fruit growers/processors and/or food hubs to learn about fresh produce expansion opportunities and explore the opportunity for growth and collaboration with Federated Co-op and The Grocery People (TGP).

Speakers:
Mike Furi, Manager, Procurement and Pricing, for
Federated Co-op and The Grocery People will speak
about their interest in establishing a collaborative model in
Alberta to supply local produce to their locations in Alberta.
• How collaboration works.
• How volumes are determined.
• How and why Certified Canada Gap is required to
access a grocery retail market channel.
Dan Erlandson, President of Spring Creek Gardens,
will speak on the grower perspective and experience
with his involvement in Saskatchewan’s Prairie Fresh
Food Corporation and vegetable value chain supplying
Federated Co-op.

If you are interested in attending this session please register by contacting Margurite
Thiessen, Value Chain Specialist at margurite.thiessen@gov.ab.ca or phone
780-968-3513. Register by Friday, November 27, 2015. Space is limited!