Finding a niche is one of the ways small farmers learn to thrive and survive.
This could mean producing a specialty crop: a unique fruit or vegetable crop--such as heirlooms or exotic types preferred by local ethic groups--and finding an unusual way to market that product to consumers.
A workshop in California--set for Dec. 12 at the University of California Davis' Activities and Recreation Center--will offer growers information about specialty crops and how to market them.
The event--Specialty Crops Conference--is hosted by the UC Small Farm Program and will include traditional conference presentations.
Conference registration and agenda forms are available online.
For more information, contact the Small Farm Center (530) 752-8136 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The $20 registration fee includes lunch and parking.