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Sustainable Greenhouse Products

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr. Allen Tx
Allen, TX, Texas 75013

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Learn about providing sustainable greenhouse products throughout North Texas with Jeff Bednar at 7:30 p, m, Thursday, June 3 at a live virtual event at  allentx.swagit.com   Submit questions until 8:30 p.m. that evening through liveonstage@cityofallen.org   The Allen Public Library and Allen Garden Club are sponsoring this free program.

Jeff Bednar is the founder of the Profound family of businesses. In 2018, Profound Foods received a USDA grant to create a local "food hub." A food hub is a business that assists small farmers by offering a combination of production, distribution, and marketing services. Initially, the hub’s online store was only open to professional Chefs.  Profound grew rapidly, and by the end of 2019, over 130 restaurants are participating!  In response to the pandemic, weekly home delivery and pickup outpost options are available for residential consumers.

Jeff brings a unique business perspective to the world of food and farming.  Known for his innovative, out-of-box ideas, Jeff is genuinely interested in improving the quality of life for everyone. He generously shares time with chefs and farmers to bridge supply chain gaps and solve problems in a manner that all parties excel.  Having introduced hundreds of chefs to almost 50 local farmers, both Chefs and Farmers are incredibly busy and it is challenging to get them connected until a user friendly online marketplace was created, which enhanced communication between the farmers, ranchers and chefs. 

Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.