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  Field Notes is the quarterly e-newsletter of Explore Local. It targets producers who are currently selling or who are interested in selling through local market channels - farmers' markets, u-picks, on-farm retail, community shared agriculture, ag tourism operations with a food component, or selling directly to restaurants. The newsletter contains project spotlights, tips on how to improve your local market business, upcoming events and contacts.

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Recent Articles from 'Field Notes'

  Closing the Gap: creating a more profitable business
Closing the Gap: creating amore profitable business
Updates to CFIA food regulations
Helpful online tools
Commercial kitchen space for rent
Meeting customer requirements
Raising small-flock poultry
Upcoming Events

2016 Farm Direct Industry Census Highlights
2016 Farm Direct Industry Census Highlights
Top Three Trends at Grocery Innovations Canada 2017
Noticed in the Big Apple
Upcoming Events

Demand for local food growing in Alberta
Demand for local food growing in Alberta
StatsCan 2016 Census includes farm direct marketing question
Regional Food Producer Profiles
Calling all Alberta entrepreneurs!
Online food safety course for meat processors
Explore Local Resources

Best practices in marketing
Best practices in marketing
Three small changes for big market impact
What makes a great farmers' market vendor
Craft beers, spirits now available at Alberta approved farmers' markets
Upcoming events
Three ways to increase market sales

Spring 2017 - Acquiring Financial Capital
Acquiring financial capital
Proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Special Edition: New food rules coming
New food rules coming
Questions and answers about the proposal
Free online market access tool

Winter 2017 - Selling the food hub way
Selling the food hub way

Winter 2016: Everything you always wanted to know about food labelling...
Everything you always wanted to know about food labelling but didn't know who to ask

Fall 2016
Treating farm animals humanely
The benefits of using a business consultant
Online resources
Seed production grants available
Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative

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