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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Farmers Market Vendor Training Series

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Interested in learning what it takes to really be successful at your local Farmers Market?  Maybe you are considering becoming a vendor, or perhaps you've sold at markets in the past. Either way, this series is for you!

There is no cost to attend; however, registration in advance is required.  Contact Ms. Livvy Preisser, (757) 365-6261, with questions, concerns or to request assistance with disability or accommodations.


Schedule:

Date/Location:

Training Series Subject:

January 14, 2020 in Suffolk
January 15, 2020 in Smithfield    
Selling at the Market: Social Media Marketing, Merchandising, Customer Service, and Pricing
February 10, 2020 in Smithfield
February 11, 2020 in Suffolk
Safety at the Market: Food Safety and Booth Safety
March 11, 2020 in Suffolk
March 12, 2020 in Smithfield
How to Connect in the Community: Partnerships with Virginia Grown, Virginia Finest, Cooperative Extension, Local Tourism Departments, Local Economic Development Departments, Food and Beverage Expo, and more.
April  -  Dates and Locations to be determinedTopic to be determined


Vendors may attend sessions in either location.  Workshops in Smithfield will be held at the Smithfield Center (220 North Church Street, Smithfield, VA) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with lunch provided.  Workshops in Suffolk will be held at the Suffolk Visitors Center (524 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA) from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with dinner provided.


This training series is sponsored in cooperation with the following agencies:

Virginia Cooperative Extension; Virginia Tourism Corporation; Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Smithfield/Isle of Wight Tourism; Franklin/Southampton Tourism, Surry County Tourism; Smithfield, Surry, Downtown Franklin and Suffolk Farmers Markets


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