CAES faculty members who work with farmers may want to inform them of two upcoming workshops in Charlotte and Raleigh, given by FreshPoint produce distributors and sponsored by N.C. Cooperative Extension and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) – N.C. Growing Together.
FreshPoint is offering an information session and tour of their Raleigh and Charlotte warehouses. Growers will have the chance to meet buyers, learn more about the company, tour the facility and learn about FreshPoint’s “Unusual but Usable” program, which buys and markets seconds. Participants should have GAP certification or the willingness to obtain it; $1 million in general liability insurance; and the ability to transport products to FreshPoint warehouses, or a location near a FreshPoint truck route for possible backhauling.
- The first workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Feb. 21 at 203 Trans Air Drive, Morrisville, near Raleigh. The session is limited to 15 participants. Registration is online at https://goo.gl/forms/1AOrMBDh8XbluLVT2.
- The second workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Feb. 23 at 2121-A Distribution Center Drive, Charlotte. This session is also limited to 15 participants. Registration is online at https://goo.gl/forms/S5xNkwubhVNF376x2.
For more information, contact Laura Lauffer, program coordinator, Local Farms and Food, The Cooperative Extension Program at A&T and N.C. Growing Together project, at 336- 285-4690 or firstname.lastname@example.org .