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Baskets or Pallets - Vegetable Grading and Packaging Workshop: Scaling up to meet your market channel

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Erie County and Harvest NY are offering a hands-on workshop to prepare farms in New York, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets by better understanding how to determine quality and grade of agricultural products. Come learn how to grade vegetables and package for different markets including practice with peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes.

The workshop will take place at Henry W. Agle and Sons Farm, 7915 Gowanda State Road, Eden (across the road from Agle's Farm Market) on Thursday, August 31st from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The cost of the course is $10 for those not enrolled in CCE, and $5 for CCE enrollees. Registration is limited to the first 20 people. Please contact Megan Burley at 716-652-5400 x138 or email msb347@cornell.edu to register.

This workshop is part of the Baskets or Pallets course which is co-hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations of Allegany, Erie and Wyoming Counties and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Megan Burley at 716-652-5400 X 138 or emailing msb347@cornell.edu by August 28, 2017.

Contact

Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
lao3@cornell.edu
585-268-7644 ext 18

Location

Henry W. Agle and Sons Farm
7915 Gowanda State Road
Eden, NY 14057