Basin Food Expo Workshop Series

Showcasing your Product to Buyers for the Basin Food Expo and Beyond… 3 part series

The Basin Business Advisor Program is offering a short series of free virtual workshops to help food businesses be ready for buyers at the virtual 2021 Basin Food Expo, April 9,  2021. More details can be found at

Alex Balcer of Virtue Tea in Nelson and BBA Advisor Nyree Marsh will be your guides to up your game and be ready to take, and fill, orders.


Demand for this workshop has been very high, at this time registration is closed as the workshops are full. If you are interested in these topics please send us an email.

Preparing for the Basin Food Expo and Beyond:

There is more to taking orders from  retailers, grocers, wholesalers and restaurants than having a product made. Whether you are growing from the Farmer’s Market into small retailers or already supplying grocers and looking for wider distribution there will valuable information shared and connections made.

Topics of discussion include:

Understanding the market, price structure and food industry margins, creating a sell sheet, selling direct to retail, selling through a broker, exhibiting your products and scaling for large orders.



Photography for Business:

This workshop focuses on how to use your phone’s camera to showcase your products online on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, your website or virtual events such as the Basin Food Expo. Learn basic photography techniques, such as lighting, use of space, angles, and props that will make your product  shine. Once you have the photos, then learn how to edit them quickly and efficiently with some great, easy-to-use apps and presets… while staying within your budget.


Instagram – Amp up your business game:

For those who are already familiar with Instagram and would like to know more about proper hashtags, planning posts and composing better pictures. In preparation for the Basin Food Expo (and beyond) we’ll discuss what buyers look for in a strong online presence and why it matters to them. Be ready to write those orders up and have your marketing support your efforts. The goal is to improve your workflow, engage with and attract more followers, and help build a profile to represent your business and brand. Using Instagram insights or analytics to understand who is your audience and present/ future customers.

We will be using your existing pictures and some Instagram available apps too.