Produce Marketing Workshop – Selling Through the Laurel Farmers’ Auction Market

Monday, March 28, 2016     6:00-9:00 p.m.
University of Delaware
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE

The Laurel Farmers’ Auction Market is expanding and is seeking to recruit new produce growers and to encourage existing growers in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland to sell through the auction.

This workshop will highlight opportunities and resources provided by the Laurel Farmers’ Auction. The session will include information on produce that buyers are looking for, scheduling production, harvesting and handling, grading, packing, and transport. There will be hands-on activities showing best grading and packing methods. Auction procedures such as dates and hours of operation, delivery/drop off, identification of lots, selling areas, selling methods, and payments will also be discussed. Workshops at the auction are being planned during the growing season.

Contact Karen Adams at (302) 856-7303 or to register.