Friday, February 8, 2008

Fredericktown Workshop Was a Hit

Yesterday, was the first of the farmers’ market workshop series the MDA is holding around the state. We were in Fredericktown at the Black River Electric Facility and had 31 people attend the workshop.

The group was a lively group that was very enjoyable to work with throughout the day. Lots of questions were posed about egg licensing, certified scales, health department issues and ways to market specific products.

Many participants were very interested in the marketing session on “Romancing the Media” and a session from the Weights & Measures Division on “The Do’s & Don’ts at Selling for Market.”

The workshops are sponsored by AgriMissouri and the Missouri Farmers’ Market Association. AgriMissouri and Grow Native also sponsored raffle items for workshop participants. Market bags, price cards and AgriMissouri food products were given away.

Evaluations from the participants stated the workshops were very useful and enjoyable. Many folks found the marketing sessions very valuable and enjoyed hearing from a producer in their area and how they were marketing themselves at the market.

If you haven’t signed up for any of the workshops, I encourage you to take a look at the schedule and sign up for one of the next workshops.

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