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Announcing ACORN Workshop on Working with Distributors

February 5, 2018

ACORN business development workshops are an opportunity to open up new outlets for products to be sold locally or regionally. Next up is February 13th, a workshop on learning to work with distributors for new market opportunities. 

This informative meeting is suitable for fruit, vegetable and value added producers seeking a better understanding of distribution variables in reaching new markets. This workshop is designed to clarify the roles of distributors and help emerging businesses to decide if they are ready to move away from self-distribution.

Producers will learn first hand from two locally owned distributors, Vermont Roots and Upper Valley Produce, the steps to help make products more widely available to sell in Vermont or regionally. Learn some of the ins and outs of distribution to make Vermont products accessible the state and the region. Sign up for workshops at

Join ACORN for engaging conversations through the topical meet-ups and workshops. The entire series includes ample time for peer to peer sharing.  Find the full list of workshops and sign up for the February series  All gatherings are working to meet Vermontís Farm to Plate goals and are #RootedinVermont.

Space is limited; Register at

Questions: Contact Annie Harlow 802-922-7060

Date: Wednesday February 13, 2018

Time: 9:00-noon

Location: UVM Extension Office, 23 Pond Lane

(corner of Exchange St & Mainelli Road, Middlebury)

Cost: $10

All payments are a donation to ACORNís mission and tickets are non-refundable.

Please pre-register at


ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization based in Middlebury, VT whose mission is to promote the growth and health of local food and agriculture in Vermontís Southern Champlain Valley. We are working with growers, schools, businesses and community and statewide partners to double the consumption of locally-grown food by 2020. For more information,

Contact Information:
Annie Harlow