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January 30 @ 8:00 am - February 1 @ 5:00 pm

2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention

The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities - all designed to enable fruit, vegetable and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. About 2,200 persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond gather each year at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center for the Convention.  Registration is open to all interested commercial fruit,…

February 7 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm

2018 PASA Farming For the Future Conference

Our annual conference is PASA's signature event and our main vehicle for community building. Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East, this event brings together farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists, and business and community leaders annually.

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

2018 Farmers Market Managers Conference – Central

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for this day-long event to meet and hear from fellow market managers and educators to gain skills to enhance and improve your farmers market! Registration: https://extension.psu.edu/farmers-market-managers-conference March 16 - Spring Mills

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) Applicant Webinars

On March 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. Read updated information about these grants and register for upcoming webinars to learn more about them. AMS will host two webinars to help farmers, producer groups and other potential applicants to understand the program requirements. The Grants.gov webinar on…

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Farmers market Managers Conference – west

Farmers Market Managers Conference is day-long event where managers can meet and hear from fellow market managers and educators to gain skills to enhance and improve their farmers markets! Location: SRU Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator 165 Elm St. Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057

July 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Webinar: Using Checklists for Risk Management at Farmers Markets

Webinar: Using Checklists for Risk Management at Farmers Markets   Date/Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 3-3:30pm ET Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7694526798779266307   Developing checklists for your farmers market is a great risk management strategy. Checklists are one way that markets can actively address legal risks while also providing your market with a record that you have done your due diligence, should an issue ever arise. Many markets may benefit from developing three types of checklists: 1) Market Day Checklist, 2) Annual Legal Check-up, and 3) Annual Vendor Communications.  …

July 31

“Are You Crazy!?” Retail Farm Market Bus Tour

Join us for our 22nd Annual Are You Crazy? Retail Farm Market Bus Tour to explore some of the premier farm markets in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each year this tour brings unexpected learning opportunities and beneficial networking connections to its participants. We look forward to a full, well-rounded day of interactive education and networking!

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Twilight At-Market Workshop at Scholl Orchard

Join us August 1 from 6pm - 8pm at Scholl Orchards to learn about this family business and their market.https://extension.psu.edu/twilight-at-market-workshop-at-scholl-orchard Scholl-AtMktWksp-Flyer-FINAL

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Lunch & Learn Webinar: “Building an On-Farm Market”

Building an On-Farm Retail Market Join us at 12:00pm on August 15th for the first of what will be our monthly “Lunch & Learn” webinars! Each webinar will be a half hour long for you to enjoy while having your lunch. The webinars are FREE but you need to register. Click on the link to register.

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Building A Farmers Market

Who? Farmers Market Managers (current and aspiring!), and anyone who is curious about what makes a successful farmers market. When? Thursday, September 13th, 11am-1pm Where? Market Square Farmers’ Market, Downtown Pittsburgh, Forbes Avenue & Market Street, 15222 Cost to attend? Free!

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