COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Farmers Market Sustainability Planning is a two-day workshop being held this Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the OSU Extension Franklin County location, 2548 Carmack Rd., Columbus, at Ohio State University’s Waterman Farm.
With the rapid pace of change in local food purchasing, technology advancements, and the growing use of terms like sustainable and local, how do we maintain and grow consumer demand, and ultimately their support of our farmers markets? How do we create thriving and sustainable marketplaces for our vendors and producers
To address this question, the OSU Extension Direct Food & Agricultural Marketing Program and the Ohio Farmers Market Network are hosting a two-day workshop for farmers’ market managers who are interested in learning from experts from Grow NYC and Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County. Sustainability Planning for Ohio Farmers Markets is an in-depth, hands-on workshop developed with your market and its sustainability in mind. Based on resources developed by the Farmers Market Federation of New York, market managers will leave with an action plan they can take to their vendors, boards and/or communities for feedback, consideration and implementation.
To register, go to go.osu.edu/SustainabilityPlanning2019. Preregistration is required by Nov. 10. Cost is $100 per person or $150 for two attendees from the same farmers market, and $50 for each additional member of a market’s team. Market managers are encouraged to invite their board and/or management team to this workshop.
Attendees should bring their laptop computer, if available, along with a charging cable and reusable water bottle. For more information, contact Christie Welch, direct marketing specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-289-2071 ext. 234.
— Ohio State University CFAES
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