* 1. What is your name?

* 2. What is your farm name?

* 3. What is your farm address?

* 4. What is your email address?

* 5. What is your phone number?

* 6. Have you supplied food to any local schools?

* 7. What worked and what could have been better?

* 8. Did any distributors help get your product from the farm to a local school?

* 9. As far as you know, would requirements for insurance be a barrier for you? Please explain.

* 10. Are you able to deliver to Skidmore (or other nearby institutions)?

* 11. Are you able to do any quality grading, washing, and packing?

* 12. What is the typical seasonal availability of your products? Do you store any product after the growing season?

* 13. Do you have a flexible farm plan? (i.e. would you be able to augment what - or how much you currently grow if it meant access to Skidmore market?)

* 14. If you could diversity or expand your production, what would you add to what you're currently doing?

* 15. Have you considered pursuing GAP certification? Who or why not?

* 16. Would you be interested in growing for Skidmore?

* 17. Are you able to be flexible in working our a payment schedule to work with Skidmore?

* 18. Can you share with us a price list of your products?

* 19. Are you interested in a gathering of local farmers, distributors, and food service directors/restaurant owners etc. in order to build partnerships and expand the market for local foods?

* 20. If you are interested in a gather like this, when would be the best time for you?

* 21. What can institutions like Skidmore do (how can we change our practices) to meet the needs of small-scale and/or local farms like yours? (E.g. educational programming about local food systems, outreach and communications, investing in distribution facilities etc.).

* 22. What can farmers do to meet the needs of large buyers like Skidmore - do you think that farmers need to change practices for this kind of partnership to work? (E.g. set aside land to grow wholesale specifically for a couple of buyers, attend planning meetings/calls with large buyers and/or their distributors over winter to organize what to grow and how much etc.)

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