Mountain Television Network interview about the upcoming Holiday Markets

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR MARKET – Sales, SNAP, and Promotions

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR MARKET – Sales, SNAP, and Promotions

Are you interested in gathering new ideas for setting up your market display to attract attention, or picking up a few phrases to keep your customers attention a little longer, or learning ideas on how SNAP can draw more customers to your market? ASAP is offering a workshop on Nov. 20th that offers just such information.

The workshop is the first one of the new Connect2Direct initiative which is a joint project of ASAP and RAFI-USA. There is no charge for this workshop, but please register early so we will have plenty of food.

When: November 20, 2014, 9am to 2:30pm
Where: Ashe County Public Library, 148 Library Rd., West Jefferson, NC

The library is handicap accessible.
Schedule:
• 09:00 – 09:15 – Welcome, introductions
• 09:15 – 10:30 – Sell More!
• 10:30 – 10:45 – break
• 10:45 – Noon – SNAP
• Noon – 01:00 – lunch will be provided
• 01:00 – 02:15 – Marketing & Promotion
• 02:15 – 02:30 – evaluation
The workshop will cover strategies, efforts, and best practices to enhance at-market & CSA sales (with special attention given to SNAP initiatives) by increasing sales to existing customers, improving customer retention, and expanding the customer base.

Click on this link to register:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FG7cnOeIDBHj4SVWDXM4Uam-GDKV1tKMg1hVdi8n7nU/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Last market of the season and This year’s Holiday Market Dates

The final full farmers market for the season will be held on Saturday, October 25th.  Vendors will still be at the market later in November and December for the Annual Holiday markets.  Dates for the Holiday markets are:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
TIMES FOR THE HOLIDAY MARKETS ARE FROM:
10:00 AM ­ 2:00 PM

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The Market is Open!

Our first market of the season is this Saturday, April 12!  Market hours are from 8 am to 1 pm, but you’ll want to come early to get the best selection.  We will have everything from fresh produce and meats to plants and crafts all under one roof!  The weather is supposed to be beautiful so you won’t want to miss it!

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