Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paonia Trip!!

Local Farms First had a farmers training in Paonia!! This took place on May 23rd, me and the executive director, Maya and the market manager, Kristen drove down to Paonia and met with some of the farmers who participate in LFF. We visited Holy Terror farm and got a tour of their gorgeous farm and wonderful crops and cute farm animals. We also visited Dog Patch Farm, which is a new farm that has a large variety of organic produce. We went to Ela Family Farm and saw their huge orchards and described how to use the website to the owners. This trip taught me a lot!! Not only was it really fun and beautiful to see Paonia in the spring time just when things are starting to bloom, but I learned how to use the website a lot more, and got some great contacts with the farmers. After we toured some farms and talked to some farmers, we had the training session at the library. We got local appetizers from The Living Farm Café that was absolutely delicious! And then we taught new farmers how to access the website, create a profile, and how to add products to the market and adjust things as they become available. This was a learning experience for me too; I learned so much of what it takes to make LFF work. This experience was great for me and such a fun time!

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