Produce Grower Buyer MeetUp

A Produce Grower-Buyer MeetUp will be the single largest event bringing together buyers and growers and is co-hosted for the second year by the Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association, the Kentucky Horticulture Council and
the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. It will be held on Thursday, November 8, at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. This FREE event begins promptly at 9 a.m. with buyer introductions. Produce buyers include chefs, retail and distribution representatives. At the first event last year, 34 buyers were represented including Kroger, Walmart, Houchens, AWG, Whole Foods, Good Foods Co-op and other distributors who reach all levels of grocery outlets. This year, you will have a chance to meet one-on-one in a “speed date” format to exchange contact information and match up products and needs with these and other key buyers. Face-to-face meetings with experts in food safety, organic production and marketing will also be offered. A farm tour will be available following the event. For details, visit To register, go to agenda is available at