I simply love farmers markets. Not only do they give us access to all kinds of local goods, they allow us to get out into the community and meet our neighbors, engage our communities and support local businesses. I am thrilled to see all of the new markets flourishing around New Orleans. To aid in these developments, the Latino Farmers' Cooperative of Louisiana has partnered with the Institute of Community Development, the Louisiana Association of Cooperatives and the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service to bring us a seminar entitles "Cultivating Public Markets: Golden Rules of Marketing" this Saturday October 24th, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Masonic Hall (1614 Basin St.) For more information read on:
Cultivating Public Markets: Golden Rules of Marketing
A Seminar for Shoppers, Vendors, Market Managers, Neighborhood Activists, Sponsors, Producers, Growers, Entrepreneurs
Saturday, October 24th - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Masonic Hall: - 1614 Basin Street New Orleans, LA (Back Entrance)
(Helpful, but not required)
The Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana in partnership with the Institute of Community Development, the Louisiana Association of Cooperatives and the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service are pleased to present a seminar on "how to sell at farmers markets", selling to consumers, how to make a market sustainable, how to keep customers coming back. You will be able to participate by asking questions and network during a 15-minutes break with fellow "locavores" interested in providing a place for small farmers, local urban growers, producers and crafters while supporting local economies.
About Our Speaker:
Michael McNair is the sustainable agriculture marketing specialist for the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) for the Southern Region, a diverse organization that help farmers, small urban growers, governmental agencies, small businesses, other nonprofits and communities to adopt technologies that save energy and resources through trainings, publications, websites, personalized technical assistance, and telephone help lines. A native of Brookhaven, Mississippi, he worked for 17 years as an agriculture business specialist. He operated a farmers market in Mississippi and provided food business consultant services to a number of entrepreneurs. Although, he does not consider himself a farmer, Mr. McNair became a vegetable producer while helping to structure a farmer's market in Hattiesburn, MS.
Harvey Reed at Lcooperatives@gmail.
com or via phone (504) 319-1085
Refreshmen/wine/coffee and snacks provided