The Wallace Center and FamilyFarmed.org teamed up to offer a series of wholesale marketing focused workshops in Mississippi and Alabama. Trainers Warren King and Atina Diffley presented tailored sessions for farmers and others on marketing locally to direct and wholesale markets; postharvest handling; and food safety. A total of 61 attendees in Alabama and 171 attendees in Mississippi benefited from the training. Participants also received a free copy of FamilyFarmed.org's Wholesale Success manual, Wholesale Success: A Farmer's Guide to Food Safety, Selling, Postharvest Handling, and Packing Produce. Additional manuals can be purchased at FamilyFarmed.org.
Thank you to our local partners who hosted the workshops:
- Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and Auburn University
- Winston County Self Help Cooperative
- Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network
- Alcorn State University and Mississippi Association of Cooperatives