Workshop to focus on Farmers Markets

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. 4 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 marketing their farm and selling at the farmers market.

The day will begin with two talks by Paul Dietmann, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Farm Center with a discussion on 100 Pretty Good Ideas for the Farm followed by an overview of programs and services provided by the Farm Center. Discussions about Good Agricultural Practices will be had with fruit and vegetable farmers and a break-out on ideas for selling more meat has been scheduled as well. Finally, a panel on winter farmers markets and how to get involved in selling at winter markets will be part of the day as well. The event will take place at the Oconomowoc Lake Club in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the program will run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25/person or $40 for two people from the same farm or market. There will be a late fee for individuals registering after Jan. 30. To request a brochure or for more information, contact Kristin Krokowski, 262-548-7768, kristin.krokowski@ces.uwex.edu, Peg Reedy, 262-741- 4961, peg.reedy@ces.uwex.edu or Rose Skora, 262-857-1945, rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu. The brochure is also available online at: http://kenosha.uwex.edu/category/agricultural-news/ 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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