Fruit, veggie sales topic of sessions

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 12, 2010

Three workshops focusing on retail and sales of fruit and vegetables will be offered throughout the state.

Participants will learn about strategies to sell fresh fruits and vegetables in multiple outlets and the process of certification. Speakers will be Lucedale producer Mike Steede and a representative from the Mississippi Restaurant and Hospitality Association.

Workshops are free, but registration is required. Call Paige Manning at 601-359-1163 or e-mail

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The schedule:

• 6 p.m. Sept. 27 — MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center, Biloxi; register by Sept. 20.

• 6 p.m. Sept. 28 — Forrest County Extension Service, Hattiesburg; register by Sept. 20.

• 6 p.m. Oct. 4 — Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, Jackson; register by Sept. 27.