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The 2019 Growing Roots Farmers Market Workshop details:

  • Tuesday March 26, 2019

  • Chester County Economic Development Council

  • 8 AM - 5 PM

  • Provided:

    • Local Breakfast: Yogurt, Granola, and Bread

    • Lunch, provided by Suburban, includes a vegetarian option

    • “Instructional Happy Hour”

  • Please bring:

    • your own water bottle to refill

    • donation of baked goods for breaks appreciated

  • Cost: $25 per person

  • Agenda:

    • The morning focus is on food safety with a break out session for farmers.

      • Farmers will be meeting with PDA representative re: FSMA

      • Food safety sessions include:

        • Review of food safety from the perspective of the health inspector, Chester County Health Department

        • Implementation of food safety measures from the practical standpoint, Rose Ann Livingston, CCIU

        • Sourcing of ingredients and accountability , Lisa ONeill, Growing Roots

        • Recipe Development, Sourcing Locally and Controlling Cost, TBD

    • The afternoon sessions will cover a variety of topics including

      • Social Media: How to Get the Most Return for Your Input, Brittany Gray, BeYOU Marketing

      • Insurance: Product Liability and Managing Your Risk, Anna Daniels, Lewis, Hopkins & Williamson

      • Environmental Initiatives: Making a Statement at the Market presented by Juliana Pash, Growing Roots

      • Data Collection and Evaluation: How to Use Information to Grow Your Sales and Help Your Market presented by Jon Glyn, Farm to City

    • Our Instructional Happy Hour will feature Deer Creek Malthouse. Mark Brault will provide samples and a discussion of the local grain and malt supply chain for bakers, brewers, and distillers. Dressler Estate will also present their cider for sampling and the role of local orchards.

Growing Roots Farmers Market Participants

All active Growing Roots Farmers Market Participants please register to attend here:

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All regional farmers market participants are invited to attend the Growing Roots Farmers Market Workshop. Please purchase your tickets below: