The ACGA teleconference on Farmer’s Markets is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 4PM eastern. A particular emphasis of the call will be the steps markets have taken to be able to accept EBT cards and other efforts to bridge the gap between farmers getting fair prices for their product and low income consumers being able to afford the produce. The speakers will be Amanda Maria Edmonds from Growing Hope in Ypsilanti, MI and Jess Liborio from The Food Project in Lynn, MA.
The teleconference workshops are open to all ACGA members. Register today by emailing your name, ACGA membership number, organization, city, and short description of your garden/program to share with other participants: firstname.lastname@example.org. To join ACGA go to http://www.communitygarden.org/support-us/become-a-member/join-the-acga.php
Please register 48 hrs. prior to the teleconference to allow for processing. Those who register will receive a reply email from ACGA with the telephone number and access code you will need to use to enter the call. Conference calls typically last 60-90 minutes and involve a portion of time for questions and answers from the guest speaker and the audience.