UW-Extension to host farmers’ market workshop

UWEXLogo-webIf 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 Vendor Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Feb.  8 in Elkhorn is just for you.

The Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop 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 a break-out session focused on either fruit and vegetable farmers or meat and egg producers. The Vegetable session will focus on using GAP principles to improve farm food safety, while the Meat/egg session will include a variety of topics including food safety, animal welfare certification and a discussion about meat processing. After the break-out sessions, Fred Guenterberg from the Watertown Farm Market Kitchen will discuss Using Incubators Kitchens to Add Value to Farm Products. UW Extension Farm Law Specialist Phil Harris will provide an Update on Agricultural Federal Tax Laws and the day will end with Paul Dietmann from Badgerland Farm Credit sharing information on Educating the Consumer. The event will take place at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Kenosha County residents are welcome to attend. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the program will run from 9 am until 3 pm.

Cost is $25/ person and $15 for each additional person from the same farm/business. Youth fees are $10/ person. There will be a late fee for anyone who walks in the day of the program without pre- registering. 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 here. Additionally, online registration and credit card payments can be made here. 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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