BURLINGTON, Vt. — The North American Center for Saffron Research and Development at the University of Vermont (UVM) is hosting the 6th annual workshop on Saffron production and marketing on Wednesday March 23 and 30, 2022 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. The event will be held online and recorded for all registrants. Registration for the two sessions combined is $55. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, with a retail price of over $5,000/lb. It is made from the stigmas of a fall-blooming crocus flower (Crocus sativus), and is used as a culinary spice, coloring agent and medicinal herb. Saffron is a high-value crop that could significantly strengthen sustainable agriculture, and preserve the rural working landscapes of North America.
Hundreds of farmers across the Northeast are growing saffron with great success. Saffron experts from Spain, Iran and the US will share their knowledge. This event is sponsored by the Vermont Dept. of Agriculture Specialty Crops Program; UVM Extension and College of Agriculture; and the USDA. To learn more about the workshop and to register, go to: https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=667196& or contact Margaret Skinner: Tel: 1-802-656-5440; Email: email@example.com
–North American Center for Saffron Research and Development
University of Vermont