Episode 4: Food, Sex & Salmonella

Episode 4: Food, Sex & Salmonella

The act of eating is our way of having sex with the environment. We are intimate with everything that our food has been intimate with, and we’re selective about our sexual partners so why wouldn’t we take precautions to prevent disease when it comes to food production? In this Episode… Continue Reading

Do you have a great food product idea?

Do you have a great food product idea?

Have you ever noticed that as a society we are focused on accomplishments and successes? I’ve had some successes in my career, but what really I want to tell you about are failures, and it’s because we learn more from failing than from succeeding. I remember at one point when… Continue Reading

Episode 3: The Proof Is In The Paperwork

Ever hear the saying, “The Proof Is In The Pudding”? Unfortunately, no pudding will help you prove anything in a court of law. Paperwork – that is, documentation and record-keeping can be a drag, but it’s important. After watching this episode of Foundtree TV you’ll see why it’s a crucial… Continue Reading

Thermometer Calibration Made Easy

Thermometer Calibration Made Easy

Thermometers help us keep food safe.  This measuring device needs to be accurate, and the only way to ensure that your thermometer is accurate is to calibrate it. In this video I’m going to show you how to calibrate your thermometer.  The video comes with a downloadable Thermometer Calibration Procedure… Continue Reading

Business Planning Workshop Coming To Creston!

Business Planning Workshop Coming To Creston!

Fields Forward, Foundtree Product Design and Left Field Marketing is pleased to announce that the incredibly successful Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop is coming to beautiful Creston Valley, BC! The 2-day Agri-Food Business planning workshop, is a program funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and has already supported over 200 entrepreneurs across BC since… Continue Reading

Episode 1 – Productivity & Profits

Episode 1 – Productivity & Profits

Want to know the industry’s best-kept secret to growing your small-scale food processing business? It’s all in Mastering Your Operations. In this Episode of Foundtree TV, we’re going to learn how to turn productivity challenges into profits. Continue Reading

Food Safety & Traceability Funding Announced

Food Safety & Traceability Funding Announced

Yup, you read that correctly. The Post-Farm Food Safety Program is now open for applications (doing a happy dance)! To achieve a world-class level of food safety, British Columbia (BC) food and beverage manufacturers are taking part in the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program. This cost-sharing initiative, actively running… Continue Reading

Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop – Fall 2016 Schedule

Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop – Fall 2016 Schedule

Partners for Growth Advisory Services and Foundtree Product Design are pleased to announce that the incredibly successful Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop is returning this Fall! The 2-day Agri-Food Business planning workshop, is a program funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and has already supported over 200 entrepreneurs across BC since inception… Continue Reading

Food Safety Quickie #1 – What Do Listeria and Sinks Have in Common?

Food Safety Quickie #1 – What Do Listeria and Sinks Have in Common?

Listeria loves to live in sinks, especially in hard to clean places like drains. A client of mine recently upgraded an on-farm food processing facility. We intentionally installed a dedicated hand washing station. Why? One of the reasons is for control and prevention of Listeria monocytogenes. This not-so-friendly bacteria can… Continue Reading

Business Resources and Funding

After a long but fantastic weekend at Farm Food Fork (www.farmfoodfork.ca) in Kaslo, I just want to take the time to post some links to resources and funding since it seems to be a common need. Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC: http://iafbc.ca Farm Business Advisory Program: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/growing-forward-2/business-knowledge-strategic-adaptation/farm-business-advisory-services The government’s fiscal… Continue Reading

Episode 4: Food, Sex & Salmonella

The act of eating is our way of having sex with the environment. We are intimate with everything that our food has been intimate with, and we’re selective about our sexual partners so why wouldn’t we take precautions to prevent disease when it comes to food production? In this Episode… Continue Reading

Do you have a great food product idea?

Have you ever noticed that as a society we are focused on accomplishments and successes? I’ve had some successes in my career, but what really I want to tell you about are failures, and it’s because we learn more from failing than from succeeding. I remember at one point when… Continue Reading

Ever hear the saying, “The Proof Is In The Pudding”? Unfortunately, no pudding will help you prove anything in a court of law. Paperwork – that is, documentation and record-keeping can be a drag, but it’s important. After watching this episode of Foundtree TV you’ll see why it’s a crucial… Continue Reading

Thermometer Calibration Made Easy

Thermometers help us keep food safe.  This measuring device needs to be accurate, and the only way to ensure that your thermometer is accurate is to calibrate it. In this video I’m going to show you how to calibrate your thermometer.  The video comes with a downloadable Thermometer Calibration Procedure… Continue Reading

Business Planning Workshop Coming To Creston!

Fields Forward, Foundtree Product Design and Left Field Marketing is pleased to announce that the incredibly successful Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop is coming to beautiful Creston Valley, BC! The 2-day Agri-Food Business planning workshop, is a program funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and has already supported over 200 entrepreneurs across BC since… Continue Reading

Episode 1 – Productivity & Profits

Want to know the industry’s best-kept secret to growing your small-scale food processing business? It’s all in Mastering Your Operations. In this Episode of Foundtree TV, we’re going to learn how to turn productivity challenges into profits. Continue Reading

Food Safety & Traceability Funding Announced

Yup, you read that correctly. The Post-Farm Food Safety Program is now open for applications (doing a happy dance)! To achieve a world-class level of food safety, British Columbia (BC) food and beverage manufacturers are taking part in the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program. This cost-sharing initiative, actively running… Continue Reading

Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop – Fall 2016 Schedule

Partners for Growth Advisory Services and Foundtree Product Design are pleased to announce that the incredibly successful Agri-Food Business Planning Workshop is returning this Fall! The 2-day Agri-Food Business planning workshop, is a program funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and has already supported over 200 entrepreneurs across BC since inception… Continue Reading

Food Safety Quickie #1 – What Do Listeria and Sinks Have in Common?

Listeria loves to live in sinks, especially in hard to clean places like drains. A client of mine recently upgraded an on-farm food processing facility. We intentionally installed a dedicated hand washing station. Why? One of the reasons is for control and prevention of Listeria monocytogenes. This not-so-friendly bacteria can… Continue Reading

After a long but fantastic weekend at Farm Food Fork (www.farmfoodfork.ca) in Kaslo, I just want to take the time to post some links to resources and funding since it seems to be a common need. Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC: http://iafbc.ca Farm Business Advisory Program: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/growing-forward-2/business-knowledge-strategic-adaptation/farm-business-advisory-services The government’s fiscal… Continue Reading

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