Today’s Topic: Workshop for farmers market managers set for Feb. 20

by | Feb 3, 2015

Todays-TopicAgriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

The fifth annual workshop for local farmers market managers will take place Feb. 20 in Greensboro. It will be held at the Guilford County Cooperative Extension Office, but is open to farmers market managers from across the state.

The workshop will feature sessions on legal protections, liability insurance, grant funding and event planning.

When it comes to farmers markets, North Carolina is a national leader. There are more than 200 markets of all sizes across the state. This workshop will give local managers the tools they need to build stronger markets. Commissioner Troxler says having strong farmers markets benefits farmers, consumers and communities as a whole.

There are a number of benefits to local and regional farmers markets: They provide farmers with a way to sell directly to the public; they provide consumers with fresh local produce, meats and other foods; and they help support a stronger sense of community in our towns and cities.

The cost of the workshop is $20 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Feb. 11. For more information, contact Kevin Hardison at 919-707-3123. Information is also online here.

Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss the workshop for farmers market managers.

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