Gardening & Farming

Published on October 31st, 2018 | by TLV News


OXCM Presents Free Farmer-to-Farmer Workshop: Season Extension & Year-Marketing For Small Growers & Food Producers

Oxford Community Market, a nonprofit weekly farmers market, is hosting the first in a series of free Farmer-To-Farmer workshops for farmers and local food producers in north Mississippi and beyond, from 10 am–2 pm November 8 at Insight Park Conference Room at 850 Insight Parker Ave in Oxford.

“The workshop series is part of a project supported by a USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant that the market was proud to receive in late 2017,” said Betsy Chapman, director of OXCM. “As part of this USDA project, OXCM plans to support local growers and food producers who are interested in transitioning to year-round production and marketing.”

This workshop will cover Season Extension & Year-Marketing For Small Growers & Food Producers. The workshop is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

“This workshop is open to all farmers and food producers, new or beginning farmers, or people interested in the local food economy—not just those who currently sell at Oxford Community Market,” said Chapman. “Our vision is to support local food folks at all levels, from professional, long-time farmers to those just getting started.

Interested farmers and food producers may register online at A local lunch catered by 7D Farm of Water Valley will be provided. For more information or register by phone or email, contact Betsy Chapman at 662-816-7413 or email  The Local Voice Ligature

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