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InTents Conference 2019: Grow Your Farmers Market Business

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Marina Village Conference Center

1936 Quivira Way

San Diego, CA 92109

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Attend the InTents Conference to make your farmer's market, farm or food business stronger and more profitable, reduce stress and expand your revenue streams!

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Whether you’re a small farmer, food maker or farmers’ market manager, discover smart new ways to increase your income and reduce the stress of running your own business at the 3rd Annual InTents Conference on San Diego's beautiful Mission Bay on February 24th, 25th and 26th, 2019.

Take advantage of three full days of inspiring speakers, authors and experts on branding, packaging, costing and pricing, hiring and training, and expanding your business to wholesale and beyond. Farmers and food makers: Update your marketing and display techniques to earn maximum return on your money and energy and manage your inventory to prevent waste. Managers: learn how to increase sponsorships, streamline regulatory compliance, maximize risk management and curate balanced markets to increase attendance and profitability. Experienced manager or community groups considering the launch of a new market: learn how to weigh your chances of success and how to move forward.

Speakers include marketing and retail consultants Alli Ball, Sarah Delevan and Charlotte Smith; market association directors Marcy Coburn and Sagdrina Jalal; market vendors and authors Brent Preston of The New Farm and Anastsia Plakias of The Farm on the Roof, and many more. Find a list of speakers and topics here.

Network and learn at breakout sessions and roundtables. Compare notes and gain new perspectives from fellow farmers, business owners and market managers.

Discover new sources of ingredients, operating supplies, tents, signs, insurance, graphic design, management services, marketing materials and more in the Resource Lounge.

Do be aware that photographers and videographers will be at the event and by attending you agree that your photo may be taken, shared and published by the event organizers. We will never share your contact information without your permission. No refunds will be issued but tickets are fully transferable (see FAQs).

Order your tickets now to secure your place at this year's conference. To subscribe to the InTents Business newsletter for the latest offers: CLICK HERE.


Who should attend this event?

Current and prospective farmers' market participants: farmers, food makers and farmers' market managers. Artists and crafters who participate in farmers' markets will find some value, but many of the sessions are specific to food operations.

Who should sponsor this event?

Companies that offers goods and services that support farmers' market managers, farmers and vendors: website creation, tents, disposable foodservice supplies, credit card processing, insurance, banner and flyer printing, wholesale ingredients and packaging, and so much more.

I already operate a successful farmers' market. Why should I attend?

We think there's always something to learn about new methods of recruiting and retaining farmers and vendors, dealing with increasing costs and regulations, maximizing your marketing budget, and managing invoicing and paperwork. And it's always a good time when you network with other people in your industry. (They get you.) If you really already know it all, contact us about leading a session and sharing your expertise.

Will I learn about the best options for crop irrigation here?

No, but we can recommend other conferences and sources of information for that. Try the Indiana Small Farm Conference or Eco Farm. If you're a farmer, you'll learn at InTents how direct marketing can increase your margin, and how to most effectively choose crops, display your harvest and market your farm to increase your farmers' market sales. We'll also hear from restaurants and retailers about what you need to know to expand your wholesale sales operation.

If I already have my permits to sell my food products at farmers' markets, do I need this conference?

Only if you want to maximize your sales, and increase your profits. Almost any market vendor will learn something here about display, packaging, financial planning, marketing and other ways to increase your business and choose the best ways to grow.

What are parking options at the event?

Marina Village offers an enormous free parking lot onsite.

Does the registration fee include accomodations?

You're on your own when it comes to accomodations but there are several good hotels nearby. Check the Accomodations tab on our website.

What meals are included?

We'll have a variety of breakfast and lunch options available for sale in the Resource Lounge, and a Lunch Market on site each day so you can buy meals, beverages and snacks. If you register for a Big Tent Pass, that also includes mixers on Sunday and Monday evenings before you head off to explore Farm to Table restaurants in San Diego.

What's the refund policy?

Once you've registered, no refunds are available, but you're welcome to transfer your ticket to a friend or associate. Do be aware that if you transfer the ticket too close to the conference, their name tag may identify them as you.

How can I contact the organizer with any additional questions?

Email connect@intentsconference.com

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