Opening Day for the 2015 farmers market

Mark your calendar with the opening date for the Ashe County Farmers Market – Saturday, April 11, 2015!!   Meat, greens, onions, baked goodies, crafts and more!!  Don’t miss it !

The annual seed swap and market expo will be held on March 14, 2015 at Family Central. Market vendor registration will be held on that date.

fall entrance

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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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