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:
High Country Grower-Buyer Meeting + Planning for Profit Workshop
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:00 am -1:00 pm, including Grower Buyer Meeting
Location: Boondocks Brewing, 108 S. Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson NC
Registration: $15, or $20 for two, includes lunch
This regional High Country Grower-Buyer Meeting will be specifically for High Country farmers and buyers, and will be held in conjunction with a business and marketing planning workshop, “Planning for Profit”. Registration is required.
- Gamekeeper Restaurant
- High Country Food Hub
- Louisiana Purchase
- Mountain Rooster Produce
- Rose Mountain Butcher Shoppe
- The Speckled Trout
- TRACTOR Food and Farms
- More to be announced soon!
ASAP’s 2018 Business of Farming Conference
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 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.
**If you are interested in being a buyer at an upcoming Grower-Buyer Meeting contact David Smiley at [email protected]**