Farmers Markets 101: The Ins & Outs of Selling at Farmers Markets
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About the Event
Don’t wait until spring to get ready for farmers market season! Most market applications are due in March or April, so join us in January and learn from the experts how to prepare and apply in time for opening day.
Take this workshop if you have a product and want to:
- Start selling at farmers markets a/s/a/p
- Decide which market is best for you
- Understand applications, requirements, and the selection process
- Learn how markets are managed, organized, and run
- Maximize your table’s impact and increase sales
Panelists for the workshop include:
Nelson Li. He is the Metuchen Farmers Market Manager for the 10th consecutive year. He will share from his perspective as a market manager which, in his case, is a volunteer position, working with the support of a board and committed volunteers.
West Orange Farmers Market Manager Stacey Reese revived the market this past summer and turned it into a destination for both customers and food entrepreneurs. She'll share successes, challenges, and what it takes to participate as a vendor next year.
Dan Lipow, owner and founder of The Foraged Feast shares knowledge based on years of experience selling at Montclair, Summit, Denville and Metuchen markets.
Get the scoop from Dan and other veteran farmers market vendors on what it’s like behind the table and under the tent, while market managers share industry insights based on firsthand experience.