Ultra-Niche Crops Series: Farming Basil

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Date: 9/26/2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Cape May Court House, NJ
Speaker: Jenny Carleo
Description: Rutgers Cooperative Extension is continuing its Ultra-Niche Crop Series with the upcoming workshop “Farming Basil.” This workshop, the fifth class in the Ultra-Niche educational series for farmers seeking new crop opportunities, will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., simultaneously in Cape May Court House, Bordentown and Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The workshop will feature a 20-minute “Virtual Field Trip” video on the production and marketing of basil, as well as, a speakers’ panel that includes basil farmer, Taylor James of Flipside Farms, a community-supported agriculture operation in Somerset County and basil buyer, Mikey Azzara, Founder of Zone 7, a New Jersey-based farm fresh distribution service that connects farmers with restaurants, grocers, schools, and more throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Participants will be led through worksheets to guide them in determining whether or not growing basil is right for them, their acreage, and their situation. The cost for this workshop is $20 and includes a dinner at 5:30 p.m.,followed by the program at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Jenny Carleo at (609) 465-5115 or email Jennifer Matthews at JLM479@njaes.rutgers.edu.
To register go to Eventbrite: https://rutgerscmcag.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register is September 22, 2017.


Sponsor(s): Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Contact: Jenny Carleo, 609-465-5115
More Info: http://events.rutgers.edu/pdfs/Basil_5.pdf (PDF)


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