WEBB CITY, Mo. — A workshop titled “Sell More at the Market” will be held at on Saturday, April 15, at the Webb City Public Library, 101 South Liberty, Webb City. This workshop is for growers wanting to sell directly to consumers. Robert Balek, horticulturist, University of Missouri Extension will cover:
- How to effectively (and safely and legally) provide product samples at markets – We know that sampling at the market can increase sales and customer loyalty but it must be done right to protect you and your customers
- Post Production Handling and Storage – How to keep your produce safe and fresh so your top quality fruits and veggies pay off
The workshop is free but reservations are encouraged so enough handouts are available. To register or for more information call, David Hill, Webb City Farmers Market Manager, at 417 499-4831 or email email@example.com
From 3:15 to 5 pm on Saturday, April 15, the Braker Berry Farm will hold a field day for the public. The event is free and open to consumers and growers alike. No reservations are required.
In-the-field presentations will include:
- Garlic, including the MSU/MU garlic planting date study
- Blackberries, growing on the innovative rotating cross arm trellis
- Blueberries, including recently developed cultivars
- Hydroponic vegetable production
- High tunnel vegetable production
The Braker Berry Farm is located at 941 Southwest 90th Lane, Oronogo, Missouri. The workshop and field day are sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and the Webb City Farmers Market.
— Webb City Farmers Market
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