The Other Side of the Coin

Pennies from heaven...?

Pennies from heaven...?

 

Whilst we’ve been very busy of late here on the Ffarm,

of course there is more to it than purely agriculture (involved though that inevitably is).  Our business is multi-faceted: we run a farm, craft gelato – & of course have to market, sell & deliver said product.  Not to mention completing the raftloads of paperwork which accompany such a venture…

So today I’d arranged to attend a Workshop to brush up my commercial skills.  Sponsored by the Food, Fish & Market Development Division of the Welsh Assembly Government & run by True Marketing, it covered marketing & selling at trade fairs, food fairs & Farmers’ Markets.  As ever it was a fascinating, well-run & thought-provoking programme with lots of practical activities as well as the theory sessions. 

As we’re relatively new to marketing this was just the tool I needed for my skills box – & a two-course lunch was even provided.  So if you’re a new or small food business here in Wales, I’d highly recommend attending the True Marketing courses – probably the best £30 you can invest in your business.   The skills you’ll acquire will certainly help turn the pennies into pounds….

Meanwhile on the ‘flip’ side (or should I say, the farm side of the business) all was mercifully quiet: nobody popped out any kids during my absence, & little Celynen is doing wonderfully well – & already developing into a cheeky personality!

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About LittleFfarm Dairy

The LittleFfarm Dairy Team: Jo - Goat farmer & Gelatiere Artigianale, plus General Dogsbody; Tony - Airline Pilot & part-time Herd Manager, Product Taster, Accounts Secretary, Handyman etc!
This entry was posted in Business, Dairy, Diary, Farming, February 2009, Food, Goats, Life, Local Produce, Markets, Smallholding, Wales. Bookmark the permalink.

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