Growing Your Farm Markets and Profits Workshop, 3/18

Via Nada Haddad, Extension Educator, Agricultural Resources, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension:

Growing Your Farm Markets and Profits: Alternatives to Cash Payments

Who should attend this workshop? Growers selling at summer or winter farmers markets, farm stands, PYO operations, or selling through Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs); market coordinators and volunteers; and anyone exploring alternatives to cash payments. Besides growing your farm markets and profits using alternative to cash payments, you will also make food accessible to low-income families and increase nutrition for the well-being of individuals and families.

Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, the workshop will be held on Thursday March 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., at the Rockingham County Nursing Home Auditorium in Brentwood.  The workshop will cover alternatives to cash at farmers’ markets and farmstands. The alternatives include Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons; (WIC and Senior) coupons;  Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food stamps/EBT cards; as well as debit and credit cards.

Speakers:

  • Laurie Desmarais (Vendor Manager, Nutrition and Health Promotion Section, NH Department of Health & Human Services)
  • Peter Conti (Assistant Director, Field Operations, USDA Food & Nutrition Service, Northeast Region)
  • Diane Souther (Grower, Apple Hill Farm, Concord, NH)
  • Amy Miller (Farmers Market Coordinator, Lebanon, NH)
  • Joel Breton (President, MJM, Associates Merchant Service, Hooksett, NH)
  • Nada Haddad (Agriculture Extension Educator, UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County)

    No cost; registration is required. Email Deb Stevens or Nada Haddad or call 603-679-5616.