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Save the Date for the PVGrows Fall Forum

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Putting Our Money Where Our Mouths Are:
Farm & Food Entrepreneurship in the Pioneer Valley

Where are the business opportunities in the new local food economy?
What role do entrepreneurs play in a healthy food system?
Who provides the financing and investment?
How can non-entrepreneurs help improve the business environment?

Join us for an interactive session about the future of our Pioneer Valley food system.

  • Networking: Get to know who’s who- from farm and food entrepreneurs to policy-makers, distributors, processors, emergency food providers, researchers, activists, and eaters.
  • Dialogue:  Exchange ideas with six innovative Pioneer Valley food and farm entrepreneurs, showcasing a variety of business models (for-profit, not-for-profit, and more).
  • Financing: Learn about financial and technical assistance available to Pioneer Valley farm and food businesses.
  • Inspiration: Our region is leading the way to a green food economy- come be a part of it!

Save the Date: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
(includes lunch)
Location & Detailed Program: TBA
Registration opens mid-September.

Email info@pvgrows.net for more information.


Every year PVGrows hosts two (Fall and Spring) networking forums open to anyone working to build a healthy Pioneer Valley Food System.
Participation in the Forums allows PVGrows Members to:

1.  Broaden and deepen your relationships with others.  The idea is that each of us plays a unique role in the development of the food system, and we need to connect to people in other roles.

2.  Learn about the components of the Pioneer Valley food system.  PVGrows Forums are open to all levels of experience, and are designed to be interactive so that we learn from each other.

3.  Take collaborative action.  PVGrows aims to amplify the good work that you are already doing.  Working Groups are a flexible tool for moving your work forward with new partners.

To date, individuals from over 125 organizations, agencies, and initiatives have participated in PVGrows Forums.

To receive an invitation to the Fall PVGrows Forum, become a member of PVGrows.

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