Monday, July 26, 2010

Beginning Farmer Workshop: Selling Directly to Consumers

August 18, 2010 – 3:30 to 8:30 pm

Columbia, MO

Everything you wanted to know to start selling your farm products directly to consumers!

· What direct market channels work best for you?

· What are chefs and consumers looking for when they buy local products?

· What good sales techniques will make your produce sell quickly?

· How do you make your booth at the farmers’ market really stand out?

· How can simple food safety and post-harvest handling practices ensure the quality that keeps customers coming back?

Tour the Wednesday Columbia Farmers’ Market with Chef Mike Odette

Taste Great Local Produce from a Chef’s Perspective

Workshop Registration: Contact Sharon Naylor at 573-882-3776. Please provide your name, address, email and telephone and indicate if you have any special needs. Cost of the workshop is $20 for those who preregister by August 13 and includes educational materials and food. Walk-ins accepted but cost $30 with no food guaranteed. Find registration form here.

Sponsored by the Missouri Beginning Farmer Program a joint project of Jefferson Institute and University of Missouri Extension.

Please pass this information on to other interested parties. Thanks!

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