Monday, September 14, 2009

Ingles Wants to Buy Local, Organic Produce!

Ingles Market and NC Cooperative Extension Service would like to invite you to an informational meeting regarding how and why to sell your produce to Ingles. The meeting will be held on Friday September 18 from 2 – 4 pm at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Office located on 589 Raccoon Rd. in Waynesville, NC (located across from the Mountain Research Station).

Representatives from Appalachian Harvest, Albert’s Organics and Ingles Market will discuss exciting marketing opportunities for producers interested in the commercial production of organic produce. Though this meeting will focus on marketing and selling commercial organic produce, representatives will also discuss opportunities for selling conventional produce.

Speakers include:

Robin Robbins- Sales & Marketing Manager for Appalachian Harvest

George Borzilleri- Senior National Account Manager for Albert’s Organics

Brent Biddix- Senior Organic Produce Buyer for Ingles Markets

Jim Ray- V.P. Ingles Markets/ Produce Department

This is an exciting opportunity for growers who are interested in expanding their markets and selling produce to Ingles!

If you plan to attend, please call the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Office at 828.456.3575.

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