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Information for 

Food Hub Suppliers

photo credit: Kalynn Spain

How it Works

The Benefits

  • Save your precious time and increase your sales over the longterm!
     

  • Access to our powerful online ordering software, Local Food Marketplace.  
     

  • Delivery and distribution services-- you only have to drop off to our central warehouse once a week!
     

  • Marketing services which include targeted advertisements and marketing to buyers via newsletters, ads and social media. 
     

  • Our sales services which includes dedicated, ongoing sales relationship building to wholesale buyers.
     

  • A sales report and pick list each week, sent to you weekly of the products purchased from you. 
     

  • Opportunities to plan production and coordinate city delivery with other Food Hub Suppliers. 
     

  • Payments sent to you bi-weekly. 
     

  • Membership in Fireweed Food Co-op (Food Hub only purchases from Producer Members), which also grants you the opportunity to: 

    • Participate, vote or run as a board member at our annual general meetings.

    • Participate in Food Hub policy feedback opportunities.

    • Become a weekly vendor at the South Osborne Farmers’ Market with a discount on tent rentals at the market (subject to availability).

  • Become a Producer Member of our Co-op and go through the Supplier On-Boarding Process (more information below).
     

  • Every Thursday, post/update your products and inventory to our online sales platform. 

  • Restaurant and retail wholesale buyers place orders from you through the Food Hub Friday-Monday at noon.

  • We send you a sales report and pick list as soon as ordering closes, and you deliver them to the Warehouse, 1338a Clifton Street in Winnipeg either on Monday evening or Tuesday during the day. 

  • The Food Hub packs and delivers your products to buyers on Wednesdays.

Questions? 
Check out our FAQs below, or
email us!

Become a Food Hub Supplier!

For more information:

Check out our FAQ below!
 
Read our Supplier Manual and learn about our Food Hub model.  

Interested but not sure?  
contact Supplier Coordinator Lexi: suppliers@fireweedfoodcoop.ca 
 
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FOOD HUB PILOT YEAR

INFO SESSION

Watch a recording of our Food Hub Info Session Webinar, detailing information relevant for farmers and food producers interested in being involved in the Food Hub next year. This event was held on Oct 7, 2020.

Or, Download a copy of the Info Session presentation. 

PRODUCER PLANNING MEETING

FOR FOOD HUB 2021

NOVEMBER 26, 2020

Download a copy of the proposed changes to our 2021

Food Hub operational model, or request meeting minutes. 

Fireweed Food Hub Supplier

On-boarding Checklist

  • Become a Producer Member of Fireweed Food Co-op (if you are not already) by paying our yearly membership fee of $45, online here. Memberships are valid per calendar year (ie. 2019, 2020).
     

  • Read the Fireweed Food Hub Supplier Manual here, and our COVID-19 Policy Guidelines, here

 

  • Complete the Online Supplier Application form, here.
     

(Note: this form asks for you to upload certain files, including photos of your farm for promotional purposes, and copies of your business insurance and production method certifications if applicable. If you prefer, you can email these to suppliers@fireweedfoodcoop.ca at a later date)
 

  • Familiarize yourself and comply with current local, provincial and federal food safety requirements for the product categories you supply.
     

  • Read the Producer Guide for our online food hub software, Local Food Marketplace, here
     

  • Set up your profile on Local Food Marketplace by visiting https://fireweedfoodcoop.localfoodmarketplace.com, clicking Producer Login, and begin adding products for sale!