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  • FarmFolk CityFolk Small Farm Product Distribution Model: Feasibility Study Erin Nichols Farm Folk City Folk Darren Stott Greenchain Consulting Emme Lee Independent Contractor
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  • Funders
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  • Agenda Agenda/Introduction11:45 Overview of feasibility study12:00 Case Studies12:10 Conclusions & Recommendations12:25 Feedback12:40 Wrap up12:55
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  • Introduction Darren Stott: Greenchain Consulting darren@greenchainconsulting.ca 778.903.3663 Erin Nichols: FarmFolk CityFolk erin@farmfolkcityfolk.ca 604.815.4225
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  • Overview Need for small farm product distribution Farmer needs Buyer needs Small capital Fewer organisations Less densely populated areas Distribution Systems & Value Chains Bylaws, rules & regulations
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  • Distribution Systems ORGANIZATIONTYPETRUCKSWAREHOUSEPROCESSINGBROKERINGRETAIL ONLINE ORDERS NEW NORTH FLORIDA COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION Non-Profit Service Co-op Non-Profit Producer & Consumer Co-op Free Space Non-Profit Dairy Farmer Co-op Contracts Non-Profit Hires Trucks Rents Space
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  • Value Chains BUSINESSFARMERPROCESSORBROKERDISTRIBUTORRETAILER Owns *
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  • Conclusions Clear need for farm product distribution Use most efficient distribution network Strong leadership Buyers like central co-ordination Aggregation service protects farmer brand Service allows farmers to farm
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  • Recommendation Start with a virtual distribution service Brokering, using phone & email/ online ordering Co-ordinator and value chain champions No warehouse or rented/shared warehouse No truck or hired truckers/shared trucks Restaurants & small retailers
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  • Online Ordering Software COMMUNITYAGGREGATORFOOD HUB Western US only New York onlyNew England only
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  • Founded 2008 Eugene Local Foods, Oregan 70 users inc.; Idahos Bounty & Harvest Moon (MB) $1,000 setup 1.5to 3% of revenues ongoing PC and mobile compatible (inc. App)
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  • Founded 2011 Ann Arbor, MI Dozens of users including Detroit Eastern Market & Kitchen Tables, Vancouver $0 setup $19/month and 2% of revenues (basic)
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  • Next Steps March 2014 - FFCF Food Distribution report finished April 2014 - Possible workshop on food distribution May 2014 Identify BC pilot project(s) September 2014 Launch BC pilot project(s)
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  • Feedback 1.How can a Small Farm Product Distribution service get started in your community this year? 2.How can municipalities help support your Small Farm Product Distribution service?
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  • Local Orbit Workshop (?) 3 day workshop $300/person Max. 15 people April 23-25 Farm Fresh Rhode Island Business planning Logistics Marketing & Sales Operations