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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. 

Space is limited. Sign up at bit.ly/3zwbFiD. For more information, contact Laura Lauffer at 828.359.6926 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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