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Agriculture Department Sponsors Farmers Market Conference

Bedding plants for sale at Oklahoma City's Farmer's Public Market District
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City officials, vendors and individuals interested in organizing a farmer's market will be able to learn the basics at a Farmers Market Conference next month.

The March 16 conference will be sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, which is partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and OSU-OKC.

Breakout sessions will include nutrition education at the farmers market, a health regulations panel, supplemental nutrition and seniors nutrition programs at the market, growing season planning, starting a farmers market, recruiting vendors and marketing to the public.

Oklahoma has more than 70 farmers markets spread across the state from Guymon to Idabel. Several markets serve the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas. Markets generally are open from April through October.

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