February workshop to focus on selling at farmers’ markets

A scene from the St John's Farmer's Market in Twin Lakes.

If you are a farmer selling at local farmers’ markets or are a market manager interested in helping your vendors and farmers’ market to be successful, the Farmers’ Market Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 is just for you.

The Farmers’ Market Workshop, which is open to Kenosha County residents, will provide farmers’ market vendors and managers with a variety of information related to safety and risk on the farm and at the farmers market. The day will begin with a discussion entitled “Are You Legal” presented by Phil Harris, UW Extension Farm Law Specialist. John Schuske with UW Extension will follow with “Responding to Emergencies on the Farm.”

After a lunch sourced with local ingredients, there will be two breakout sessions to choose from. “Preventing Foodborne Outbreaks Using Good Agricultural Practices” is designed for vegetable and fruit producers and will be presented by John Schuske. Meat producers will have the opportunity to attend “Overview of the Meat Industry: Impacts of Food Safety on Direct Marketers” by Jeff Sindelar, UW Extension’s meat specialist.

The event will take place at the Oconomowoc Lake Club in Oconomowoc. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the program will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Cost is $25 per person or $40 for two people from the same farm or market. There will be a late fee for individuals registering after Jan. 31.

To request a brochure or for more information, contact Kristin Krokowski, 548-7768, kristin.krokowski@ces.uwex.edu; Peg Reedy, 741-4961, peg.reedy@ces.uwex.edu; or Rose Skora, 857-1945, rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu.

This workshop is organized and sponsored by UW Cooperative Extension. UW-Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA. To ensure equal access, please make requests for reasonable accommodations to any of the above-mentioned persons.


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