Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. Announces New Entrepreneurial Programming for Women
Greensboro, NC – The Kitchen Empowerment Program, led by Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM), is food entrepreneur training initiative for women-led food businesses to support and encourage women in the community and to aid in the development of independent income. The program offers entrepreneurial resources for women preparing low-risk; pre-packaged food is made possible with support from the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation.
The Kitchen Empowerment Program
Applicants should be prepared to research, learn and adhere to local, state and federal food safety regulations and guidelines that impact their product. All applicants are expected to use locally-sourced ingredients in their prepared food. Examples include sourcing fruits, vegetables, honey, dairy and eggs from local farmers within 100 miles of Greensboro. Resources are available to assist in locating ingredients and building relationships with local suppliers.
A Beginner or an Advanced class will be available to applicants and all participants of the program will receive food safety training, small business classes in merchandising, branding and marketing, mentoring and a specially designated farmers market table to guest vend. GFM is currently accepting applications to the program; applications and deadlines may be found at GFM’s Website: https://www.gsofarmersmarket.org/kitchen-empowerment-program-for-women/
Through the Kitchen Empowerment Program, GFM seeks to provide a full scope of education, encouragement, community and the much needed marketplace feedback to women-owned businesses. GFM is a professional organization led by women with a community of supportive and successful women entrepreneurs. Currently GFM supports over 115 small businesses with more than half owned and operated by women.
About the Greensboro Farmers Market
Greensboro Farmers Market provides Greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local foods in a friendly and diverse social setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve Greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.
The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, is located at the corner of Lindsey Street and Yanceyville Street across from the War Memorial Stadium and operates year round on Saturdays 7 am to 12 pm and seasonally on Wednesday 8 am- 12 pm. The Market is an indoor facility with free admission, WiFi, and plenty of free parking as well as an ATM on site.