Farmers market skills workshop for Laois food producers

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Farmers market skills workshop for Laois food producers

Bord Bia is inviting foodproducers in Laois to a Farmers’ Market skills training workshop in Wicklow this week.

The workshop is specifically designed by Bord Bia to provide practical solutions to the challenges frequently faced by market sellers.

Local food producer, farmer and successful stallholder Margaret Hoctor from Kilmullen Farm, Co. Wicklow will deliver the workshops at Tinakilly House on Wednesday, November 16.

Margaret will share her own knowledge and wide experience of how she developed the family business through markets.

The workshops will also provide as a refresher course for existing stall holders and a helping guide for those starting to trade at farmers’ markets.

Food and farmers' markets have experienced considerable growth in recent years.

Bord Bia research (2014) identified over 150 food markets in Ireland, including community markets, farmers markets, lunch-time markets, weekend city markets, co-operatives and country markets.

Numbers are limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register now to avoid disappointment.

For registration and further information see www.bordbia.ie/FarmersMarkets Training or email maria.stokes@bordbia.ie

A €15 charge per person applies and you must register in advance.