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2018 Regional Farmers Market Meeting

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Dorothy Hart Community Center

408 Canal Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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The Farmers Market.co (TFM.co) is hosting a Regional Farmers Market Meeting on Tuesday, February 13th to provide information to returning and prospective vendors for the 2018 market season. The meeting will be held from 9;00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, located at 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. This year we are starting our programming earlier in the day so as to finished by lunch time. Coffiee and a continental breakfast will be provided for all participants that pre-register.

The progam will begin with Elizabeth Borst providing an overview of Virginia Community Food Connections' (VCFC) programs, and how they have benefited our local farmers markets and the farmers and vendors who participate in those markets. In 2018, VCFC will be paying vendor token redemptions through direct deposit. Bill Brooks will present the details of how this will work and what each vendor will need to do to receive these payments.

Following these presentations, each of the farmers markets will share highlights of the 2017 market season and their plans for the 2018 market season.

Our program will conclude with several short presentations that we hope will be particularly helpful to you as a farmers market vendor. Gayle Price and Beth Austin will be providing a number of 'quick & easy' ways to attract customers, both at market and through social media. Gayle and several of your fellow vendors will be presenting methods to recruit, train and retain staff for your market booth. Finally, Bill Brooks will be sharing information about a number of federal and state opportunities for vendors, including the Farmer Tax Credit.

Parking for TFM.co’s Regional Farmers Market Meeting is available at the Community Center.

Program check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. on February 13th. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12;30 p.m. Continental breakfast and coffee will be provided for all pre-registered participants.

Pre-registration is necessary to help us plan for this meeting. Please register on line through this site. Registration must be received by February 6, 2018 to ensure participation and lunch. You will receive a confirmation of your registration at the email address provided with your registration. Please bring this confirmation with you to the meeting. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you on February 13th for a fruitful meeting about our farmers markets and the 2018 market season.


2018 Regional Farmers Market Meeting Program

8:30 – 9:00 Registration Check-in

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 9:40 Virginia Community Food Connections – Elizabeth Borst

9:40 – 10:00 Coming to You in 2018: Direct Deposit – Bill Brooks

10:00 – 11:00 Regional Farmers Market Overviews – Market Managers

11:00 – 11:20 Ten Quick & Easy Ways to Attract Customers – Beth Austin/Gayle Price

11:20 – 11:40 Staffing Your Booth: Recruit, Train, Retain – Gayle Price/Vendors

11:40 – 12:00 Farmer Tax Credites & More – Bill Brooks

12:00 – 12:20 Vendor Comments and Questions

12:20 – 12:30 Closing Remarks/Evaluations

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Dorothy Hart Community Center

408 Canal Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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