Are you a new or beginning farmer interested in selling to independent grocery stores and/or restaurants?
The workshop, geared to new and beginning farmers will be held Monday, Feb. 24 from 10 to noon at the Vital Communities offices in White River Junction.
The workshop will cover the personal, production, financial, and marketing skills needed to sell to local wholesale markets, as well as how to begin and improve sales.
Sona will speak as a buyer for the Intervale Food Hub and a market development specialist about what skills farmers need to have to be successful selling to these markets. Tim will speak as an established farmer in the state about how he is successful selling to multiple local wholesale markets.
Cost: The workshop is free and light refreshments will be provided.
This workshop is supported by a grant to the Vermont New Farmer Network from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2011-49400-30500. To find more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.Start2Farm.gov, a component of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.”