Berkshire Grown’s Annual Networking Event
Monday, January 30, 2017
3:00 – 5:30 pm
111 South St, Pittsfield, MA
Questions? Send them to RSVP@berkshiregrown.org
or call the office at 413-528-0041
The biggest farm-to-table networking event of the year is coming! Don’t miss this chance to meet new accounts, network with existing business partners and connect with old friends.
REGISTER NOW, if you haven’t already!
There will be group introductions to find out who’s in the room, product samples from local producers, one-on-one meetings with buyers, and informal networking time. Berkshire Grown staff and our colleagues at Berkshire Agriculture Ventures (BAV) will be available for Q&A and to describe available business TA services and more. It’s our biggest event of the year and you don’t want to miss it!
2:30: Bringing samples? Arrive early to set up your tastes
3:00: Arrival, Check-in, Sign up for Buyer Meetings
3:30: Group Introductions: Identify the folks you want to meet!
4:20: Buyer Meetings begin & Open Networking time
Please note, we’ll be at a new location this year: The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.
Parking is available in the municipal lot immediately south of the theater on South St or in the McKay Street garage.
Farmers & Producers: Bring tastes and samples to promote your products! Please let us know if you’re planning to bring product samples so we have a table available for you. Is there something in particular you’re looking to sell? Let us know ahead of time and we’ll brainstorm who to network you with. Don’t forget your business cards and promotional materials and arrive on time to sign up for a slot with your target buyers!
Buyers: Bring your wish lists and existing price lists to help you find sources for more local products to incorporate into your establishment. Restaurants, retailers, schools, institutions and wholesalers are welcome! Let us know in advance if there are specific products you’re looking for (and don’t forget your business cards!). Interested in incorporating more local food into your menu? Join us one week before the Networking Event for Sourcing Local: A Brainstorm for Restaurants & Buyers
Huge thanks to the Colonial Theatre for their generous sponsorship and for hosting the event!