BIBLE HILL – Anyone wishing to learn about crop storage will have a chance to do so later this month.
The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) is hosting a crop storage regional workshop series with Chris Callahan from the University of Vermont Cooperative Extension.
The workshop will be held at Perennia Innovation Park on Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
According to a release about the workshops, demand is increasing for year-round customer access to fresh, local and organic vegetables, which is seeing farmers growing and storing crops for those year-round markets, wholesale food box programs and winter Community Supported Agriculture boxes.
Through the workshop series, ACORN wants to support growers in developing and maintaining storage systems that are adaptable, efficient and tailored to the grower’s needs.
The workshop will include a combination of instruction, group discussion, hands-on activities and individual work time. It is open to fruit and vegetable growers, wholesalers, processors and distributors.