Meetings Planned to Discuss Contract Growing Opportunity

img_0997.jpgExperienced farmer and business woman plans to open 6 grocery stores in Maryland and is looking to partner with area fruit & vegetable growers that would be interested in contract growing a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables such as: tomatoes, onions, potatoes, beans, cabbage, beets, greens, leeks, garlic, watermelons, berries and tree fruits, as well as traditional African vegetables.

Opportunities exist for both conventional and organic crops. Two meetings to discuss plans and answer questions will be held on Wednesday February 27 and Wednesday March 6 at 9 am at the Prince Georges County Extension Office located at 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD 20735. In order to plan appropriately, please call by 4 pm on 2/26 or 3/5 to confirm your attendance.  301-868-9366.

Sincerely,

Candy
Candy Walter
Farm Management Agent
UMES, Small Farm Program
University of Maryland Extension
6707 Groveton Drive
Clinton, MD 20735
cjwalter@umes.edu
Phone:  301-868-9366
Fax:  301-599-6714