Start Strong: Farmers Market Basics
Are you launching a farm or food business? Thinking about selling directly to your end customer through one or more farmers markets?
In this three-session class, you'll learn about the costs, benefits, and best practices for becoming a vendor at one of Minnesota's 200+ markets. This class is designed for all prospective farmers market vendors, not just for those interested in the Maple Grove Farmers' Market. Cost: $25. Here's what to expect:
- Introduction to the world of farmers markets in Minnesota, how to identify markets that are a good fit for you, and how to maximize your chance of being accepted as a vendor.
- Detailed information about start-up costs, supplies, regulations, and other requirements to participate in farmers market.
- Best practices and common difficulties for new vendors, as shared by folks who have recently started in farmers markets.
- Marketing your business and building your sales.
Class sessions will be recorded and shared with participants who are unable to attend on one or more dates. Recordings may also be used for review, improvement, and promotion of future class sessions. After registering, participants will be required to consent to the recording of the session and will receive a link to the Zoom call.
Registrations are accepted through the Maple Grove Parks & Recreation system. You'll be asked to create an account/password, and then add the class to your cart prior to checkout. Thanks for your interest in becoming a successful farmers market vendor! This class is being offered by the Maple Grove Farmers Market with support from the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association.
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