Retail Farm Market School

April 26, 2013 in Announcements

Wednesday, May 29, 2013    9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947

Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct a day-long Retail Farm Market School for anyone who handles, processes or merchandises fresh market produce, such as local farm market vendors. The school is sponsored by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Penn State University, Delaware Department of Agriculture and Delaware Agritourism Association. Instructors will be Gordon Johnson from UD and John Berry from Penn State. The tuition is $45.

Topics will include produce handling and merchandising, customer service, sanitation and fresh cut produce.  The course will be comprised of several delivery modes including professionally produced video segments, take-home text, post-harvest handling references, hands-on activities and a “certification quiz.”

Each school participant will receive a full-day of retail farm marketing education and networking, a 40-page text that follows the school curriculum, a professional produce knife, a digital produce thermometer, sign blanks and the opportunity to receive a Retail Produce Professional certificate.

Program details are online at: http://extension.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/files/2013/04/RetailFarmMarketBROCHURE.pdf

Registration deadline is Friday, May 17. Please contact Karen Adams at adams@udel.edu or call (302) 856-7303 ext. 540 to register, obtain additional information and directions. Class is limited to the 35 seats.