Training Videos and Webinars
Marketing: Differentiate Your Product
A Wholesale Success workshop in Leelanau County gave local food producers an opportunity to learn how to enhance their success in the marketplace. Wholesale Success program trainer Atina Diffley said it's important for local growers to add value to their products and differentiate themselves from large producers. (2013)
A high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. The motto of Ignite is, "Enlighten us, but make it quick." (2013)
Turn Here Sweet Corn by Atina Diffley (book trailer)
Published on Jun 28, 2012 In telling her story of coaxing good food from fertile, organic soil, Atina Diffley reminds us of an ultimate truth: we live in relationships—with the earth, plants and animals, families and communities. A memoir of making these essential relationships work in the face of challenges as natural as weather and as unnatural as corporate politics, her book is a firsthand history of getting in at the "ground level" of organic farming. One of the first certified organic produce farms in the Midwest, the Diffleys' Gardens of Eagan helped to usher in a new kind of green revolution in the heart of America's farmland, supplying their roadside stand and a growing number of local food co-ops. This is a story of a world transformed—and reclaimed—one square acre at a time.
Handling Your Vegetables for Emerging Markets: 8th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference
In this one hour presentation, Atina Diffley provides great tips on how to handle your vegetables after harvest to prepare your produce for sale. February 2, 2013