Join Matthew Wadiak, co-founder and COO of Blue Apron, Jean-Martin Fortier of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, Tim Mueller of Riverdog Farm and Rod and Paul Faurot of Faurot Ranch for a discussion on how innovation and dynamic partnerships can overcome common challenges to building regional food systems. Facing unpredictable consumer demand and price volatility, in addition to the inherent challenges of managing a natural resource, farmers are required to frequently adjust their business plans to accommodate marketing channels that do not truly match their business models. Blue Apron, a new concept in grocery delivery, is working towards changing the paradigm by creating consumer demand and matching it with crop rotations to build healthy soil and farms. Matt, Jean-Martin, Tim, Rod and Paul will discuss how finding efficiencies and making simple but innovative changes can be used to overcome barriers to successful small and medium-scale farming.
Blue Apron, Les Jardins de la Grelinette, Riverdog Farm
F | 3:30 pm
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