This just in–Courtenay Haight has attended in the past and says this convention is worth attending. Lots of good information and interaction with other markets state-wide. Here’s the information if anyone wants to go and check out their website, too.
MAINE FARMERS’ MARKET CONVENTION, Friday/Saturday January 27 and 28
In its fourth year and brought to you by the Down East Business Alliance, the MFMC provides professional development opportunities aimed at increasing our marketing skills, expanding our knowledge and improving our bottom line. This year’s topics include social networking, EBT, Winter Markets, innovative practices, QuickBooks, insurance, Slow Money, conflict management, food safety and product promotion. Workshops are led by local and national experts in their fields and many both formal and informal opportunities to network with your peers are provided. Whether you are veteran marketeer who “remembers the days when…” or are fresh out of your apprenticeship, there will be an abundance of useful information for you at the Convention.
This year’s convention will be at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. As of this morning, there are only two rooms remaining available at the Inn so if you want a no-commute weekend and a night or two of luxury, jump on it! Down East Business Alliance has arranged a very favorable rate for these first-class accommodations. There are also plenty of other places to stay in Freeport priced from about $60 a night and up that any of the online travel sites will connect you to.
For more information and to register, go to: http://www.whcacap.org/farm-to-market/farmers-market-convention/index.php You may register for either one or both days.