Georgia Farmers Market Association
GFMA is an Association of Farmers Markets, Producers, and Community Organizations committed to improving access to healthy food in Georgia.
We value equity, opportunity, community, local foods, resources and organizational integrity.
The mission of the Georgia Farmers Market Association is to support and promote community based farmers markets in growing local, healthy, food systems and to foster pathways to equitable food access.
Market Manager and Customer Care Course
September 11, 2017
10:00AM – 3:00PM
Presented by the Georgia Farmers Market Association and the DeKalb Board of Health
Strategic Partnerships, Strong Management, Customer Service, Target Marketing, Clear Communication. These are just some of the important characteristics of engaged, impactful and sustainable farmers markets. They are hallmarks for economic viability and customer satisfaction; key components of healthy communities.
To assist local markets in strengthening these skills and building on others, the Georgia Farmers Market Association has created a Market Management and Customer Care Course! We invite you to learn and engage with your industry cohorts market managers and producers and explore topics such as market activities, community engagement, marketing and tracking customer feedback. Our format will include a morning session, lunch and afternoon session. Lunch will include meat, vegetarian and vegan choices. Each participant will receive a Communications Toolkit and Binder for use long after the course!
The course and lunch will be provided free of charge, thanks to the support of the DeKalb County Board of Health.
Who’s Invited: DeKalb County, Georgia Farmers Market Managers and Producers
Secure your seat by emailing [email protected]t.org
Limited to the first 15 people!
FARM WORK DAY AT BABE & SAGE FARM
FARMING AS A BUSINESS WORKSHOP
September 29, 2017
10:00AM – 12:30PM
Presented by Athens Land Trust in collaboration with FSA, NRCS, and the Georgia Farmers Market Association
Topics will include:
- Creating a sustainable farming business
- FSA – Serving our nation’s farmers
- NRCS – Technical assistance for GA farmers
- GFMA – Customer service
Location: 111 E Spring St., Monroe, GA 30655
For more information, contact [email protected] 404-435-2935
Provides guidance, tools, and resources to Georgia farmers to improve the marketability of their produce, help them meet state and federal regulations and connect them with farmer’s markets throughout the state
Offers farmer’s market management support with operations and marketing and brings them together to discuss best practices and share ideas.
Supports community outreach, tactics, and activities that magnify the relationship between health and food.
Increases access to healthy food for consumers.