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FamilyFarmed is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.

Farmer Feedback

Our Wholesale Success Program receives rave reviews from farmers!

General Praise:

  • “Easily one of the best presentations I have heard on anything anywhere!”
  • “An excellent workshop for growers looking to expand to the wholesale market.”
  • “You all are doing good work that America needs. Thank you!”
  • “Very smart, straightforward, efficient presentation.”
  • “I have been to workshops on some of these topics before but this was more in-depth.”
  • “I have concrete information, concrete steps, and quality resources…AMAZING!”
  • “Very understandable, engaging information. The strategies are enlightening and doable.  All that I hoped to hear from an experienced farmer!”
  • “Great combo of scientific background and practical application!”
  • “Glad it was so well attended – good information for our entire ag community to raise the bar on local produce!”
  • “Wonderful! Lots of very useful, actionable information that will help me grow my farm business.”
  • “There were clear, easy to implement steps outlined and discussed that have inspired us to make necessary changes.”
  • “As new small-scale growers, this was incredibly helpful!”

Praise for our trainer, Atina Diffley:

  • “Atina was a great teacher and presenter. High energy, and a lot of great life experience to share with the group.”
  • “I can’t really express how valuable Atina’s session was for a beginning grower- we are so fortunate to be able to learn from such an expert.”
  • “Atina was a super speaker – very knowledgeable, professional, and thorough.”
  • “Absolutely incredible and knowledgeable presenter – well done Atina!”
  • “Outstanding presenter with clear delivery and extraordinary knowledge base.”
  • “Atina’s story is very inspirational to someone starting out!  She did a wonderful job of delivering information yet keeping it entertaining.  Very nice presentation!!”

What did you get out of the workshop?

  • “We connected with one co-op that may mean large sales for the coming season. This could help us work into other co-ops and grow our business substantially.”
  • “Food safety can be used as marketing tool!”
  • “I have a much better understanding of the process of bringing fresh local produce to consumers.”
  • “Messages about quality and competitive advantage were really insightful and valuable.  Thanks much!”
  • “I feel a lot more confident in implementing & maintaining a good food safety plan for my produce!”
  • “Wholesale is not a dirty word.”
  • “I have learned ways to create an on-farm food safety program, and put those standards into practice.”
  • “I appreciated hearing about the wash water, sanitizers, and crop-specific washing practices. Going to make a farm safety plan tonight!”
  • “I see now why it is essential to document every time a cleaning or sanitation practice is done, and that having field records is extremely important.”
  • “I learned so much about what we were doing wrong! Yikes!”
  • “My mind is a buzz with applications to our fledgling farm & my work! Driving home the message of people, needs, community!”
  • “I read the Wholesale Success (manual)…and I learned a lot that was very helpful that I had not thought about before. I really needed this kind of help to figure out what would work for me.”