Selling for Success: Marketing to Local Wholesale Markets

Are you a new or beginning farmer interested in selling to independent grocery stores and/or restaurants?

Join Sona Desai of the Intervale Food Hub and Tim Taylor of Crossroad Farm at a workshop to learn if selling to these markets is right for you.

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.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Maggie at the Intervale Center at maggie@intervale.org or (802) 660-0440 ext 116.

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.”

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