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Grower-Buyer Meetings

Grower-buyer meetings

Meet with restaurant owners, chefs, distributors, and grocers to discuss your products and the possibility of a match. Grower-buyer meetings are typically 15–20 minutes long, allowing for a brief time to make introductions, exchange business information, and possibly make a match between what you produce and what each buyer needs.  There are no promises made and no contracts signed on site; it’s just a chance for you to open a door and follow up later. For growers who are just getting started, this is a great opportunity to learn about individual buyer requirements.

To prepare, review our tips and suggestions for farmers on what materials to bring and questions to ask.

Upcoming Grower-Buyer Meetings:

ASAP’s 2017 Business of Farming Conference

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8 am–5 pm
AB Tech Conference Center, Asheville, NC

*This Grower-Buyer Meeting is available exclusively to Business of Farming Conference attendees during the lunch block from 11:15-1:15.  Participating buyers have been determined for the 2017 Business of Farming Conference. If you are interested in being a buyer for a future grower-buyer meeting contact David Smiley at

Participating Buyers:




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