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Jul
13
Wed
Go To Market Conference @ Boston Adult Education Center
Jul 13 all-day

Save the Date!

Specialty Food Association’s
Go To Market Educational Conference

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association and MA Department of Agricultural Resources

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Registration and coffee: 9:30 a.m.
Educational program: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boston Center for Adult Education
122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Join fellow entrepreneurs at the Specialty Food Association’s one-day workshop to teach specialty food manufacturers how to sell to distributors, foodservice, specialty food retailers and supermarkets. Presentations feature industry practitioners, communicating material useful to both newcomers and experienced producers interested in expanding sales and building profit.

Presentations from industry peers will include:

• How to Sell to Distributors – Michael Isenberg, Chex Finer Foods
• How to Sell to Supermarkets – Robin McNamara, Roche Brothers
• How to Sell to Specialty Food Stores – Julia Hallman, Formaggio Kitchen
• How to Sell to Foodservice – Henry Wainer, Sid Wainer and Son Specialty Produce

To register: https://www.specialtyfood.com/shop/product/SFALR3_BS16/
Specialty Food Association & MSFA Members: $79 (includes lunch)
Non-Member: $119 (includes lunch)

Please contact esipos@specialtyfood.com with questions.
Sponsored by the National Association of Specialty Food Trade, the MA Specialty Food Association and the MA Department of Agricultural Resources, this conference at the Boston Adult Education Center will feature industry experts to address topics including:Presentations from industry peers include:

The program will be from 9 – 3. For information, contact esipos@specialtyfood.com

Sep
11
Sun
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows @ Sturbridge Host Hotel, Sturbridge, MA
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all-day

The New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows feature manufacturers of unique, quality New England made products. These juried wholesale shows include home décor, pottery, apparel, accessories, jewelry, toys & games, candles, books, cards & prints, glassware, bath & body products, furniture, spices, candy, sauces, gourmet mixes, baked goods and other specialty food items. Each year the shows attract thousands of national and international buyers who expect the highest quality New England made products. Current shows: Sturbridge, Massachusetts (Sept. 11-12, 2016) and Portland, Maine (March 18-20, 2017). For more information to exhibit and to attend, please visit www.nemadeshows.com.

Sep
30
Fri
Harvest New England Day at the Big E @ Eastern States Exposition
Sep 30 all-day

The Harvest New England Day at the Eastern States Exposition – The Big E – offers an opportunity for sampling and sales to fair attendees for the day – Friday, September 30, 9 AM – 5 PM, though you’re welcome to stay longer. Bring a table, tent and whatever you need. A health permit application from the West Springfield Board of Health will be provided and included in the $125 participation fee. For more information: Bonita.Oehlke@state.ma.us

Oct
13
Thu
An Evening By the Ocean – MSFA annual meeting and dinner
Oct 13 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Save the date – October 13, 2016 – for the MA Specialty Food Association annual meeting and dinner – An Evening by the Ocean. Full details to follow!

Mar
18
Sat
New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show @ Portland, Maine
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day

The New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Shows feature manufacturers of unique, quality New England made products. These juried wholesale shows include home décor, pottery, apparel, accessories, jewelry, toys & games, candles, books, cards & prints, glassware, bath & body products, furniture, spices, candy, sauces, gourmet mixes, baked goods and other specialty food items. Each year the shows attract thousands of national and international buyers who expect the highest quality New England made products, Portland, Maine (March 18-20, 2017). For more information to exhibit and to attend, please visit www.nemadeshows.com.