Urban Farmers Market Workshop: Starting a Community Market
Starting a Community Market* is the first workshop in a three-part Urban Farmers Market Workshop Series hosted by Penn State Extension in partnership with The Food Trust and Urban Tree Connection and made possible by a grant from the USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). This workshop will feature an overview of the market opportunities in Philadelphia, a panel discussion of local, Philadelphia-based growers and market managers, an interactive Q+A with panelists, and overview of legal considerations for starting a market in Philadelphia. Attendees will also take part in a working session where growers can strategize collectively and individually effective ways to implement their unique community-based market vision.
*Refreshments will be provided. For childcare needs contact Deb Bentzel from The Food Trust (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Urban growers, farmers, and gardeners with a vision for starting a community farmers market or farm stand in Philadelphia.
You will learn from local growers and market managers experienced with starting community-based farmers markets in the City, and you will create a working document with strategies for implementing your community(‘s) farmers market vision.
Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Montserrat Fonseca Estrada
Sarah Cornelisse, Jeffrey Hyde, Ph.D.