It is with great pleasure that MedINA invites you to the first on-farm artisanal processing workshop entitled “On-farm Artisanal Processing on Lemnos – Entrepreneurship & Innovation,” which will take place on December 22nd and 23rd, from 7 to 10 pm, at Apothiki venue in Myrina.
The workshop will be joined by Mrs. Gianna Balafouti, product development consultant, author, and food writer. Together we will explore how one can establish such an enterprise, how to develop unique artisanal products, while discussing best practices as well as certain constraints.
On-farm artisanal processing offers the professional farmer the opportunity to transform his farm into a small food processing unit, thus adding value to his production while reducing risk.
MedINA aims to contribute to the promotion of this concept as a tool to enhance the income of producers, support innovation, and simultaneously safeguard the agricultural heritage of Lemnos and the uniqueness of the island’s products. The overall objective of MedINA’s projects on Lemnos is to empower producers and create opportunities for the youth.
This workshop is part of MedINA’s new project, “Small Farm to Market”, and the first in a series of workshops focusing on on-farm artisanal processing and culinary tourism. Additionally, in the frames of the project, certified Terra Vita producers will be supported, and certified products will be promoted, as it happened with the recent participation at HORECA-Gastronomia Expo 2023 in Cyprus.
Participation is free of charge, and you can fill out your application (in Greek) online here or by phone at 210.3611001 (MedINA’s administration). Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants attending both days of the workshop will receive a certificate of attendance.
The workshop series and the entire “Terra Graeca: Small Farm to Market” programme are implemented with the support of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
Together we envision thriving local communities in productive and healthy agroecosystems!