Farmer / Buyer "Meet Up"
AUGUST 22, 2018
9AM - 3PM
VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA
The Farmer / Buyer “Meet Up” provides an opportunty to connect growers to buyers in a networking session that can lead to sales relationships. Farmers are encouraged to bring photos of their farm, business cards, and a list of products and/or a price sheet. Wholesalers, chefs, restaurant owners, grocers, and food service directors should bring business cards as well as a list of products that they hope to source locally. There are no promises made and no contracts signed on-site; it’s a chance to open doors for future follow-up.
- Farmer/Buyer networking opportunities throughout the day.
- Round table discussion from some of the top buyers in the state, who will share what they are looking for from farmers and answer questions.
- Presentation from Rural Development and a Harmonized GAP Introduction Workshop.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. LUNCH PROVIDED.
For more information, contact Michael Carter Jr. at (804) 633-9964 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.
Sponsored by Rural Development, Small Farm Outreach Program and the Virginia Small Farm Resource Center.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office (email@example.com) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.