UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension is hosting a “Produce Auction Tour and Information Session for Buyers” event on August 13, 2021, in Leola, PA and August 17, 2021, in Oxford, PA. Learn the nuts and bolts of buying at an auction, take a tour, and view a live demonstration by an auctioneer! Chefs and restaurant buyers, institutional procurement professionals, farm to school buyers, retail procurement professionals, and other wholesale buyers will find this tour indispensable for learning about purchasing products through Pennsylvania’s produce auctions.
Two separate events are being held on August 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Leola Produce Auction, 135 Brethren Church Rd., Leola, Pennsylvania 17540, and August 17, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Oxford Produce Auction, 190 Union School Rd., Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363.
This event is being offered at no charge to participants. You may register online at https://extension.psu.edu/
The produce auction is a staple of Pennsylvania’s produce marketplace and a win/win for farmers and buyers alike. Auctions give buyers a front-row seat to the beauty and abundance of locally-grown food and flowers throughout the season, from specialty items to staple seasonal crops like corn and tomatoes. The live-bidding format puts buyers in the driver’s seat, letting them see products and judge quality for themselves and determine the price and volume that suits their needs.
Participants are welcome to stay and participate in the auction. Cash and check are accepted forms of payment at the auction. Additional information on the benefits of buying at produce auctions can be found at https://extension.psu.edu/4-
This work is supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
–Penn State Extension