20 November 2007

Becoming a Farmer’s Market Grower

Becoming a Farmer’s Market Grower is the topic of a free workshop that will be held Dec 1st in Tulsa. If you have any interest in growing and selling at farmers' markets, here is your chance to connect with the people and information that can help you be successful.

The full notice follows -

Be a part of one of the fastest growing sectors of Oklahoma agriculture as we meet the rising demand for fresh, locally grown products.

This is a free workshop for potential producers of fruits and vegetables….the products that are in highest demand at local farmers markets. Home gardeners, acreage owners and farmers, are all welcome to attend.

Saturday, December 1, 2007, From 9 a.m. until Noon
OSU Extension Center4116 E. 15th Street, Tulsa, OK

9:00 Welcome and Introductions, Sue Gray, Tulsa County OSU Extension Horticulturist
9:10 Getting Started at Farmers Markets and Resources Available, Doug Walton, Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
9:30 Market Manager Panel, Find out what products are in demand and what is required to be a part of these area markets.
10:15 Oklahoma Farm to School Program, Chris Kirby, Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture10:30 Break…Enjoy refreshments made with local and regional farm products.
10:45 Grower Panel, Hear about their experiences at the market.
11:30 Food Coops, Restaurants and Other Buyers of Local Produce.
11:45 Questions and Answers Visit informally with market managers, growers and other speakers. If possible, call to let us know if you can be there, so we’ll have plenty of handouts.

Contact: Sue Gray, Tulsa County OSU Extension Horticulturist, 918-746-3717, sgray@tulsacounty.org

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