In 2018 we were inspired by Sara George and her journey to creating a Farmers Market Aggregation program at the Wabasha Farmers Market. This year we'll get a look at how the pilot project, organized by Renewing the Countryside with a select group of farmers markets, faired this past summer.
Farmers’ Market Aggregation Pilot Update Jan Joannides, Renewing the Countryside At our 1st Annual Conference we had Sara George as a presenter who shared with us her journey of creating a Farmers’ Market Aggregation program at her market. In 2018, a pilot program was held based off Sara’s experiences and we will have the opportunity to learn more about the results of this program.
Friday Exhibitor: Visit with Jan Joannides from Renewing the Countryside to learn about how they strengthen rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects. Of great interest today is the Farmers Market Aggregation project, local sourcing, Feast opportunities and farmland access.