Workshop: How to Sell At Farmers Markets

“Farmers Market Bootcamp” will cover topics such as: customer relations, how to increase revenue, and how to use social media. The workshop will be help on November 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in Huntersville, 16500 Holly Crest Lane. Detra Denay Davis of the Foodpreneur Institute and Central Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center are putting on this workshop for those new to selling at farmer’s markets or for those who want to increase their business. The cost is $39. Registration is required.

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Farmers’ Markets Gear Up for Spring

Area farmers’ markets have increased significantly since the beginning of the local-food movement that took off in the mid-1990’s. USDA numbers show growth from 1,755 in 1994 to 8,268 in 2014. North Carolina ranks seventh in growth thanks to the interest in local foods in our state. The Charlotte Observer has printed a comprehensive list of farmers’ markets in Cabarrus and the surrounding areas, although not all of the smaller markets have been included.

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