Advertisement

Raising veggies for ethnic markets

October 04, 2005

If you are a vegetable producer interested in hearing about the growing network of ethnic markets in the Maryland and the mid-Atlantic area, and how to get started, the state Department of Agriculture has an event for you.

The agency is holding a free workshop Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its headquarters at 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. Lunch will be provided.

Stephan Tubene, coordinator of the University of Maryland's Small Farm Institute and Dave Myers, Extension educator, will be talking about the demand for ethnic produce and how to grow it. Local buyers interested in working with farmers will be speaking about their specific needs for products.

Maryland farmers, who are already producing some of these crops, will discuss their experiences with this market.

Sign-up deadline is Oct. 15.

Contact Stephan Tubene, Small Farm Institute, at 1-410-222-6759 or by e-mail at stubene@umd.edu Also, you can contact Valerie Frances at the state Department of Agriculture at 1-800-492-5590, or FranceVL@mda.state.md.us

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|