🚀 lunch. learn. lavender. Come celebrate Delmarva agriculture at producers unveiled 2024! 🌱

The Top Five Reasons to Attend Producers Unveiled 2024

Grab your (free) tickets! Registration is open for this year’s Producers Unveiled, scheduled for Wednesday, April 17. CAIC’s annual culminating event celebrates our extraordinary program attendees and alumni, allowing them to showcase their products and share their stories of success. It’s also a perfect opportunity to connect with industry leaders and service providers from throughout the Delmarva region. 


Still haven’t signed up? Here are the top five reasons you should consider attending this year’s Producers Unveiled.


1. Business insights from successful producers


Gain new insight into what it takes to start, run, and grow a successful business in the agricultural industry with presentations from current Producers Growth Program participants and alumni, including Chew On This Jerky, Tobacco Barn Distillery, and Flying Plow Farm. You’ll also hear from farmers enrolled in our popular new From Ideas to Profits program, who are transforming the ingredients they grow into value-added products. 


2. Inspiring guest speakers  


Get inspired by our keynote speaker Andrea Davis-Cetina, the founder and owner of Quarter Acre Farm, who will talk about her success as both a farmer and value-added producer. Later, Delaware Department of Agriculture Deputy Principal Assistant George Class-Peters Jr. will discuss the ways his agency is available to support farmers and producers in the state.

Keynote speaker Andrea Davis-Cetina

3. Lavender!


Immerse yourself in spring flowers at our venue, the gorgeous Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor. A historic, woman-owned farm, it’s the perfect place to celebrate Delmarva agriculture. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the grounds and snap pictures for Instagram—and you’ll enjoy a 10 percent discount at the farm shop.   

Lavender Fields Farm

4. The networking and community 


Connect with your fellow farmers and producers, along with industry leaders, service providers, buyers, and distributors from across the region. Last year’s Producers Unveiled drew more than 60 attendees, and we’re anticipating an even bigger crowd this year.  


5. Shopping (and free food)!


Sample some of the best that local producers have to offer (or even get a very early start on your holiday shopping) at our vibrant pop-up farmers market. With products from current CAIC participants, as well as alumni including Hope’s Caramels and Oksana’s Produce Farm, there’s lots to explore. You can also look forward to free breakfast (including coffee from Growth Program alum Iron Skillet Coffee) and lunch.

Click here to register for your free Producers Unveiled tickets. See you soon!

P.S. A special thanks to our amazing sponsors: The Delaware Department of Agriculture, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Four Eleven Kitchen, and Horizon Farm Credit. (If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, there’s still time! Email pam@caic.org to learn more.)


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Mini-Grants up to $5,000 are available for:
– Market Research and Validation of Target Market
– Customer Acquisition
– Product Development Initiatives
– Food Safety Classes
Value-added producers and companies with traction ($20,000 or more in yearly revenue) in Maryland and Delaware are eligible to apply for Mini-Grants. Participants may apply once for each of the categories. Applicants must demonstrate that they have a unique and differentiated product or service that incorporates an aspect of innovation or technology in its production, processing, distribution, or other element of the food supply system.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Award decisions will be made and funds will be available no later than three weeks following the receipt of a completed application.
Application Process
Applicants must submit Mini-Grant proposals by filling out the form at this link. Copy(ies) of quote(s), proposal(s), estimate(s), or any other supporting documents.


CAIC offers access to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who can offer authoritative advice based on their deep knowledge and experience in a specific area. See the ADVISORS page of this Web site to learn more about the SMEs who are available to CAIC participants.

Date and Time of Session: Wednesday, October 20th; 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Course Description: This presentation discusses strategies for B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) growth via marketing and sales. The presentation focuses on each company’s plans to diversify its revenue streams by using e-commerce, exporting, and overall customer acquisition tactics to support and enhance brand awareness.
Desired Prerequisite Knowledge and Experience of Attendees: There are no prerequisites for this Virtual Presentation.
Criteria for Acceptance into the Virtual Presentation: Attendees need to have a product-based business; this is not suited for technology and/or app companies.