“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.
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., is the Catawba Ag & Art Tour. Admission is free at the more than 50 stops at area farms including: Rich Hill Farms, Griff’s Greenhouse, and Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. Visitors will be learn about the farms, be allowed to purchase fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts at some locations, and even enjoy music at some stops. More information at the link below.
Ag and Art Tour
The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is using part of a government grant to bring fresh produce at an affordable price to Kannapolis and Concord minority residents. The CHA has partnered with St. Joseph Catholic Church for an location that is easily accessible. Much of the produce and fruit is local, and the markets are set up to take cash, credit, SNAP and EBT as payment. Read more below.
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