Farmers market training event set for Dec. 14

By TINA ALVEY

The Register-Herald

BECKLEY, W.Va. — In a continuation of the Appalachian Foodshed Gathering series, three farmers market marketing and farm production training events will be held in various regions throughout the state.

This new series includes an event geared toward small farmers and farmers market managers at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea on Dec. 14.

Additional events in the series will be held Oct. 24 at the Country Inn of Berkeley Springs and Nov. 9 at Jackson’s Mill.

This year’s topics include access to capital, insurance, social media, statewide branding and marketing, product pricing and regulatory compliance. There will also be a production-related track.

Hosted by the West Virginia Farmers Market Association (WVFMA), in partnership with the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition, these events are free for all farmers market vendors, managers and affiliates in the state who RSVP in advance. The deadline for the Eastern Panhandle event is Oct. 23; deadlines for the other two trainings will be announced on the WVFMA’s Facebook page.

To register or obtain additional information, visit WVFMA’s Facebook page, or contact Erica Gallimore at [email protected] or Carly Stover at [email protected].

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