Who: Attention Michigan produce farmers. What: “Meet the Buyers Reception” during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo in Grand Rapids. When: Tuesday, December 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Where:
The Imperial Ballroom of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel during the Great
Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo in Grand Rapids.
Why: This event links Michigan growers with retail and wholesale
buyers, working to get more Michigan produce on store shelves and in
restaurants. Last year's event drew more than 140 farmers and 13
companies to visit produce buyers, which included Superior Sales,
Spartan Stores, Eastern Market Corporation, Sysco-Grand Rapids, Meijer,
Michigan Department of Corrections, Orchard Markets, Kroger, Heeren
Brothers, Testa Produce, Mike Pirrone Produce, and Whole Foods. How: For more information about this event, including event
flier, a growing list of buyers and sponsors, or to RSVP, please
contact MIFFS at [log in to unmask], (517) 432-0712 or visit www.miffs.org/meetthebuyers.asp.
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