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2018 Food Safety Training & E-Learning Courses

  • Various courses offered May through November

Perennia has a full schedule of food safety training events from May to November - see the full offering here.

There is also an e-learning option for those who can't travel or don't have as much time to dedicate to training: Food Safety Fundamentals. Learn more


Open Farm Day

Open Farm Day is a province-wide event held on the third Sunday in September, falling on September 16th, 2018.

Open Farm Day is a province-wide event held on the third Sunday in September, falling on September 16th, 2018. Open Farm Day that creates the opportunity for participating farmers to open their doors to members of their community. We’re giving you a backstage pass to meet your farmer, and really see where your food comes from. We also want you to have a first-hand glance at our farmers’ hard work and dedication to top quality products and services.

Please take advantage of this great opportunity and visit as many of these farms as possible. Share stories, ask questions, get involved and most importantly have fun!

See what farms are participating in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland!


Plant Sale

Saturday, October 13th from 2:00 - 5:00

At Common Roots Urban Farm.

Plant-Smart Volunteers Wanted:
To fundraising for our big move, Common Roots is having a dig-your-own plant sale on Saturday, October 13th from 1:30 - 5:00. We are looking for plant-smart volunteers to help us to make sure plants are dug properly, and that people are educated on how to care for their plants properly once home.  Interested volunteers: please contact Sara Burgess saralburgess(@)gmail.com
 


Great Idea to Viable Business

  • October 15 2018 - November 29 2018
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Perennia has partnered with SKU Foods to offer two new food retail training courses.  Each are six weeks with three in-person training/working on your business days with in store learning, and three webinar-based sessions.

Retail is often the goal for agricultural producers and agri-food and beverage processors.  Whether you are contemplating retail or are currently selling through retail, one  of these courses is for you.

This course - Great Idea to Viable Business - is for businesses in Nova Scotia that are thinking about retail and want to ensure they have the right product, the right target market, understand how a retail relationship works, how to price appropriately for retail, and develop a 12-month sales and marketing plan to really capitalize on retail.

Deadline to register is October 8th at www.perennia.ca/acceleratorprogram or by calling Dianne at (902) 678-7722.

Things you should know:

There are ten seat maximum for each course
There is category exclusivity based on when you registered – if you are the first cheese company to register, you will be the only cheese company in the course
The in-person courses are being held in Bedford for easy access
These courses are being subsidized with funding through the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership. At $949 + HST for over 28 hours of hands on, personal training to move your Nova Scotia food business to the next level, it is well worth the investment for the potential sales at retail


Surviving and Thriving in the Food Business

  • October 16 2018 - November 30 2018
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Perennia has partnered with SKU Foods to offer two new food retail training courses.  Each are six weeks with three in-person training/working on your business days with in store learning, and three webinar-based sessions.

Retail is often the goal for agricultural producers and agri-food and beverage processors.  Whether you are contemplating retail or are currently selling through retail, one  of these courses is for you.

This course - Surviving and Thriving in the Food Business - is for businesses in Nova Scotia that are already at retail and what to up their game.  This training will assess your current product, support a new sales and promotions plan, coach you on handling a price increase conversation with your retail clients, and increase your confidence in having a win-win relationship with your retail customer.

Deadline to register is October 8th at www.perennia.ca/acceleratorprogram or by calling Dianne at (902) 678-7722.

Things you should know:

There are ten seat maximum for each course
There is category exclusivity based on when you registered – if you are the first cheese company to register, you will be the only cheese company in the course
The in-person courses are being held in Bedford for easy access
These courses are being subsidized with funding through the federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership. At $949 + HST for over 28 hours of hands on, personal training to move your Nova Scotia food business to the next level, it is well worth the investment for the potential sales at retail