The NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Marketing Division is hosting Grower Information Sessions with personnel from Lowes Foods supermarkets and MDI food distributors. These meetings are for growers who are interested in selling to these large, wholesale markets. These meetings will address what you need to be able to sell to them, e.g., insurance and GAP certification. In addition, a marketing specialist will give a presentation on how to become GAP certified. Lunch will be provided. This is free, but you do have to pre-register. There are two meetings left in this series:
- March 28 in Winston-Salem: BB&T Ballpark, Womble Carlyle Room, 951 Ballpark Way, Winston Salem, NC 27101
- April 11 in Asheville/Hendersonville: Western NC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.