Orangeville & Area SBEC to host Selling Food in Ontario Workshop

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Orangeville & Area SBEC is hosting a Selling Food in Ontario workshop on Thursday, March 21, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity for area food entrepreneurs to develop their businesses — whether they’re at the beginning stages, or planning to expand.

In the resource-packed session, a panel of experts will provide current information about food business regulations and supports available to entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector. Attendees will also hear expert advice on getting products in the right retail space.

Representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health will be on hand to explain how to ensure you are meeting safety standards and provide guidance on pricing, packaging, and distribution channels.

Below is a tentative agenda for the day:

1:00    Welcome introductions
1:10    Market Channels Opportunities Primer – Jessica Kelly, OMAFRA
1:45    Food regulations in Ontario – Scott Fisher, OMAFRA
2:15    Break
2:30    Wellington Guelph Dufferin Health Unit – Lori Klatt, Public Health Inspector
3:00    Resources for entrepreneurs – Linda Horowitz, Innovation Guelph
3:15    Retailer/Producer joint discussion – Christian Horner, Fire in the Kitchen
3:55    Wrap up
4:00    Ask the expert – one-on-one Q&A with speakers

The workshop costs $15 to attend. Registration can be found on the Orangeville Business website here.