Speed dating for food sales offered at WCU
A grower-buyer event from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Western Carolina University’s Health and Human Services Building aims to offer a meetup space for local growers and food artisans to talk to shops, restaurants and food buyers about selling their products.
A speed-dating format will allow all parties at the event to meet each other and assess suitable matches for procurement and sales, introducing a diversity of growers and food producers to the unique food outlets in this region.
The free event will be cohosted by WCU and EmPOWERING Mountain Food Systems, a four-year N.C. Cooperative Extension project to increase farm and food business income funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission, N.C. State University and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.