We regularly run webinars to help community food enterprises to thrive.
Sign up for our newsletter below to find out about upcoming webinars, or watch past webinars below.
How to grow a food hub
Presenter: Jen Sheridan
Join us as we share information, frameworks and resources that you can use when planning to start a new Food Hub or expand the operations of an existing one. Topics covered include:
- What you need to know before deciding to start a Food Hub.
- Preparing your Food Hub for Launch.
- How to Successfully Launch and market your Food Hub.
- Scaling up a Food Hub.
- Pricing, digital tools, packing tips and much more.
‘Like peeling an onion’ webinar series
These peer-to-peer webinars focused on the many layers involved in running a community food organisation, and the skills needed to run them. These were held as an open discussion and contain recordings of the Q&A sessions as well.
Get your food moving
Making Informed Decisions
Presenter: Renata Cumming
Speakers: Amelia Bright from Prom Coast Food Collective and Miranda Sharp from Melbourne Farmers Markets
This webinar covers how decision making methodologies for community food enterprises.
Let’s talk about price
Presenter: Reanta Cumming
Speakers: Jen Rae from Fawkner Commons, Lydia Mofakhami from Open Food Network
This webinar is all about Price.
Topics covered include understanding your true costs, transparency and tiered pricing models so that everyone can access food with dignity.
Re-engage and retain customers
Many community food enterprises experienced a sharp spike in demand during the COVID pandemic. This webinar covers how to keep these customers engaged, and how to reconnect with lapsed customers.
Selling your whole harvest
New markets for seconds, gluts and unpopular cuts
Presenters: Prue Rothwell and Jen Sheridan
When farms can’t sell all of their produce, farmers lose money, and the resulting food waste contributes to climate change. This webinar contains ways that farmers can sell more of what they produce, both to reduce food waste on farm and increase their return.
Farmers and Foodies Series
This webinar series focused on connections between farmers and their communities. The first webinar is focused on establishing community food enterprises, and the second webinar is focused on how farmers and food enterprises could adapt their enterprises to find new markets.
Farmers and foodies working together
Presenters: Jen Sheridan and Renata Cumming
We were engaged by Hepburn Shire Council to host this webinar about how communities are working together to build strong regional food distribution.
The webinar included:
- critical success factors and case studies of collaborative food distribution
- Renata shared her insights from starting and running the Strathbogie Local food hub
- starting something where you are
- resources to help you take the next steps
- discussion with webinar participants
Watch the webinar below and view the slides here.
Farmers and foodies adapting
Presenter: Jen Sheridan
Responding to COVID19: How farmers and food enterprises are adapting their businesses to find new markets.
In this webinar you will explore the different models being adopted locally and internationally by farmers and food enterprises as they adapt to COVID-19. From selling online, to building new short supply chains and distribution systems that supply your customers and communities. Giving you the skills to build a resilient farm business, during the pandemic and beyond.
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