REFRAME

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On April 19th and 20th 2016, the municipality of Groningen as the lead beneficiary of the REFRAME project, in the city of Groningen hosted the project’s kick-off event. Central aim of the REFRAME project is to build new regional food chains and thus to create new innovation potential for food related SMEs in rural areas of NSR.

Regional beef cooperative

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Thinking Growth

The regional beef cooperative Natuurvlees Westerkwartier is a joint venture between various links in the meat chain: a.o. dairy farmers, cattle farmers, nature conservation organizations, meat process…

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Three cooperatives in East-Flanders

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Thinking Growth

In the East of Flanders (Belgium), already three cooperatives are established: Mmm...eetjesland, Smaak van Waas and Vlapas, in which producers unite in a cooperative collaboration. Within these local…

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Snack bar of the Future winner of the Green Pepper Award

Monday, November 5, 2018
Thinking Growth

Snack bar of the Future (Snackbar van de toekomst) is this year's winner of the Green Pepper Award! On November 3d alderman Mattias Gijsbertsen from the municipality of Groningen awarded a prize for t…

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Lean Management as best practice for horticulture

Monday, October 29, 2018
Thinking Growth

Within the REFRAME-project a seminar was recently arranged that focused on Lean Management and the need to save time in order to find ways to grow in competence and as a business. Target group for sha…

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Dutch Cuisine - developing the regional food culture

Sunday, October 14, 2018
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The Municipality of Groningen stimulates the use of regional products in restaurant meals and by catering companies, by promoting the label ‘Dutch Cuisine’. The label helps SME's such as restaurants a…

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A taste of farm life in a picnic basket

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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In the Belgian province of West Flanders, 22 farms offer visitors well-filled picnic baskets. The farm picnic offers holiday-makers a chance to vicariously enjoy the country life of today´s farmers.

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CSA, an alternative marketing system

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which constitutes a win-win situation for farmers and consumers. The consumer buys a share in the farm and therefore is involved in everything that is h…

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100% West-Flemish, strong network

Monday, September 10, 2018
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The Province of West Flanders has countless outstanding farm and regional products. The 100% West-Flemish label gives recognition to honest, authentic and top-quality products from West Flanders. INAG…

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Crowdfunding – a model for targeted market expansion and investment capital growth

Monday, July 9, 2018
Thinking Growth

COOP Crowdfunding is a platform to raise funding for visionary food producers who have a good idea, but lack funding to realise their ideas. In this way the general public will benefit by getting even…

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Reframe: Our Third Report

Friday, June 29, 2018
Thinking Growth

A vibrant regional food economy, a good match between urban demand and regional supply, innovative SMEs and engaging urban consumers: those are the goals Reframe works. Reframe does that in parts of B…

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