Dec 18, 2017Produce market mangers, wholesale markets to meet with USDA
The National Association of Produce Market Managers (NAPMM) and United Fresh Produce Association will host a meeting of wholesale market managers, boards of directors, municipal officials and USDA.
Attendees will discuss the important role that wholesale markets play in cities and regions throughout the United States by providing critical infrastructure that links agriculture to communities. Attendees will also brainstorm opportunities to address challenges wholesale markets are facing.
Founded in 1947, the National Association of Produce Market Managers (NAPMM) is an all-volunteer group of managers of retail, wholesale and public markets from across North American and beyond.
“NAPMM members have a long history of operating the nation’s leading markets and providing crucial food infrastructure to their cities, regions and food economies,” said Rose Harrell, Deputy Director of the Maryland Food Center Authority and President of NAPMM. “By bringing wholesale market leaders together with associations and public partners like United Fresh and the USDA, this meeting presents an opportunity for strategic planning and evaluation to guide the future of market development in a changing market landscape.”
“Wholesale markets play a key role in bringing produce from the field to the consumer,” said Miriam Wolk, Vice President of Member Services for United Fresh Produce Association. “United Fresh looks forward to engaging in dialogue with market leaders, wholesale companies and USDA on how we can support markets’ role in the produce supply chain.”
The meeting will take place on January 25, 2018, at the Jefferson Auditorium, USDA South Building, Washington, D.C. More details, including registration information, can be found here: http://www.napmm.org.