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Wholesale Success Workshop - Carnation, WA
Carnation Farms
Carnation, WA
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Wholesale Success Workshop - Carnation, WA
Wholesale Success & More!
Best Practices for Specialty Crop Farmers

NOT JUST FOR WHOLESALE GROWERS!  This definitive training builds capacity of farmers at all scales to sell into your markets of choice and tap the burgeoning demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables. Meet your buyers expectations with best practices for post-harvest handling, packing, food safety, and business management. Learn strategies to become more efficient and profitable.
Learn about:
Food Safety Best Practices
Working with Wholesale Buyers
Post-Harvest Handling
Maintaining the Cold Chain
Cleaning and Drying
Packing and Grading

Participating farmers will receive a free copy of the Wholesale Success: A Farmer's Guide to Food Safety, Selling, Postharvest Handling and Packing Produce manual. Normally a $70 value, this 316 page manual is newly updated and in its fourth printing. Wholesale Success covers up-to-date best practices information on food safety, postharvest handling, packing, business management, marketing, and crop-specific profiles for over 100 crops.

The training will be led by Atina Diffley from FamilyFarmed. Atina Diffley is a farmer and author of the 2012 award-winning memoir, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. She will offer first-hand expertise, practical and scale appropriate systems, step-by-step recommendations, and group dialog for farmers to succeed in selling wholesale.

Tuesday, January 16th 2018
8:30 am - Registration
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Workshop
4:30 pm - Resources

Workshop Location: Carnation Farms, Carnation, WA
Lunch will be provided

Questions?  Contact Libby Reed at


Carnation Farms (View)
28901 NE Carnation Farm Road
Carnation, WA 98012
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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