Food Theatre 2
Wednesday 9th November
Thursday 10th November
11.00 - 11.30
Food Labelling, Nutrition and Health Claims: Market Your Merits
Now everyone in the food industry needs to comply with and be accountable for food labelling and nutrition and health claims regulations. Initially it may seem like another burden of enforcement especially on small businesses but these regulations are designed to expose the truth about whats really in our food and where it comes from so if your product has healthy, natural or local credentials they can help you show case your nutritional attributes and enable you to target market these most apply to
11.45 - 12.15
There's water in them there hills!
During my 30 minutes I will tell my story of how we turned a traditional farming business producing sheep, cattle, and cereals into one producing water, tonics and juices. I want to mention some of the greatest challenges and ups and downs of that journey, creating a manufacturing business in a very rural setting
12.30 - 13.00
WOOL – The natural choice for insulated packaging
This presentation addresses compelling environmental and commercial arguments against the widespread use of polymer based insulated packaging materials for the distribution of temperature sensitive foodstuffs and pharmaceutical products. It considers an innovative and viable alternative manufactured from a genuinely sustainable, compostable and recyclable material – wool, a superior natural insulator.
13.15 - 13.45
The Dandylion Tea Brand; No Half Measures.
The inception and making of Dandylion Teas; Our Story from the beginning.
14.00 - 14.30
Careful Costings – a salutary lesson!
Many successful farm shops have a kitchen to make their own products. Indeed, it is what most customers expect. But do they really know what they cost to make? Andy shares Farrington’s (challenging) experience of this with the audience.
14.45 - 15.15
Start Up A Farm Retail Business
When starting a new farm diversification business such as a farm shop or selling at a Farmers` Market there are a number of common pitfalls which can make or break the business. This workshop will export these pitfalls, providing the attendees with practical ways of avoiding them. The session will include practical real-life case studies to bring these issues to life.
15.30 - 16.00
Dr Paul Thomas
High value truffles: how to cultivate them on your land
This seminar will discuss what truffles are, how much they’re worth and the conditions needed to cultivate them. Dr Paul Thomas will discuss all aspects of the truffle business including technical requirements such as soil conditions, considerations such as set-up costs, resource requirements and grant availability, and expected yields, income and product distribution channels. This seminar will be of interest to anyone looking to diversify their land and grow truffle trees as an investment, as well as those looking to grow truffles for their own enjoyment.