Ingles Supermarket Reps to Attend Tomato Workshop

Photo from 2008 Event

I just got notice that representatives from Ingles Supermarket plan to be at the Tomato Workshop on Friday at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville. They want to meet with local farmers, emphasis on 'organic' and 'local'. I was told that the Vice President of Produce and the manager of the Waynesville Ingles Store will be there. Also, an organic production and an organic buyer. The latter two are not associated with Ingles. I have a call into the VP of Produce right now to get clarification on all this, but they are definitely coming.
So, if you are interested in selling to Ingles (and ASAP says they are making a big effort to buy local), you might want to rearrange your schedule so you can attend. Once again, here is the info.

Tomato Workshop: Highlighting Studies on Growing Organic Heirloom Tomatoes
And Growing Tomatoes with a Microbially Active Biochar Product

When: August 21, 2009 10:00 AM to Noon
Where: Mountain Research Station, Waynesville, NC Directions at:

Back by popular demand-free tomato sandwiches! Chips and tea will round out this light lunch.
This is an outdoors workshop. We will have canopies set up, tables, and chairs. If we have heavy rain, we will move inside for the taste tests and lunch. For More Information: Please call Terri Schell at 828-684-3562 or email her at

Funding for these two projects was provided by Brandt Consolidated ( and a member of the Carbon Char Group (
These studies are being conducted by Dr. Jeanine Davis and Dr. Dilip Panthee at NC State University.

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