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Supply Your Farm Product to the Conference

Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

If you are interested in supplying food for Florida’s premier conference for local foods growers and communities, let us know what you produce now!

PotatoesIt is our goal to offer as much Local, Fresh Florida-produced food for this conference that is feasible considering the time of year. The conference is a prime opportunity to showcase your products, potentially expand your market by selling directly to the event facility at the Osceola Heritage Park (OHP) and a free marketing opportunity. If you are a producer that may have: vegetables; fruit; baked goods; seafood; meat; dairy; or any value-added product available in July and would like to be considered for selling your products to the conference, please, follow these instructions:

1) Register your food business on the website for Florida Market Maker, if you have not already– see http://fl.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/. This registration is a free service to you that will expand your marketing opportunities, as well as facilitate purchases by the event facility at OHP. The entire management of the OHP food services is committed to the success of the Food to Table meals at the conference, as well as throughout their year’s events.

Squash2) Complete the online farmer intake form. This will register you for the initial contact by the food purchasing team for the conference.

   Here are some example questions you will be asked to answer on this online form:

  1. Full contact information so that we may contact you.
  2. Product availability July/August (ex: fresh, frozen, value-added). Be descriptive as possible.
  3. Available volume to sell of each (e.g., 100lbs beef, 75lb corn, 5 gal milk, 20 oz juice)
  4. Do you have farm/product insurance? If so, type of insurance
  5. Do you have the required permits to sell your product? If so, please list.
  6. Do you have the ability to distribute your product to the event location?
    [Location: Osceola Heritage Park 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744]

Food Donations
Food donations help us keep down our conference registration fees for everyone and, therefore, are gratefully appreciated.   They can be offered in combination with food sales to the conference.  If you would be willing to donate any produce to the conference, please indicate your donation when completing the online farmer intake form. All food donations will receive additional acknowledgement on our conference website, in the onsite program and during the conference.

Terms of Agreement
You certify that the products offered are Florida grown, raised and/or processed

Disclaimer
UF has the right to accept or decline any products offered
UF will not consider retail pricing

NOTE: In order to be considered for an upcoming conference the form must be completed by April 25th, 2012. Information received after that date will be considered for next year’s conference.

Click on this link to complete the online farmer intake form

If you have any questions about supplying your farm product to the conference or the registering with Florida Market Maker, contact Robert Kluson at 941-232-3090; Email: rkluson@scgov.net

If you have any questions about completing the online farmer intake form contact Mandy Stage at 352-392-5930; Email: mstage@ufl.edu

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