Grower/Buyer Exchange

Our next Grower/ Buyer Exchange is set for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, in Concord, NC., one day after the Flavors of Carolina show. We’ll have buyers from Food Lion, The Fresh Market and Jeanette Brothers Foodservice Distributors on hand looking to establish sources for select product categories. The day will be structured in 15-minute, one-on-one sessions beginning at 8 AM and ending at 4 PM.

Food Lion buyers will focus on fresh fruits/ vegetables and packaged nuts. The Fresh Market buyers will focus on fresh fruits/ vegetables, packaged nuts, fluid dairy products, eggs and locally roasted coffees. Jeanette Brothers buyers will focus on just the fresh fruit/ vegetable category.

We need our staff to inform all growers, associations and extension office contacts statewide within their areas of interest. Especially critical is making sure the extension offices are aware of this opportunity since they can aid our efforts greatly to get the word out.

This is the direct link that is available now for growers to sign up for a session and get more details. Registration deadline is January 10th.

Thanks and feel free to reach out to me or my staff for more information.

Tim Parrish

Domestic Marketing Manager

NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1020

Physical address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Office: (919) 707-3137

Cell: (919) 961-0596