FREE 3-Day Intensive Training
ARGUS FARM STOP MODEL
A New Approach to Selling Local Food
AUGUST 25-27, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm each day
About Argus Farm Stop
Argus Farm Stop is a year-round, everyday farmers’ market, store, and café providing a convenient place for people to buy directly from local food producers in southeast Michigan. The Argus team opened their first farm stop in 2014 and have grown to two locations in Ann Arbor. Over the past five years, their unique business model has returned over $8 million to Michigan local farms and food producers. They’re excited to share what they have learned with others who are looking to adopt aspects of their business model and grow their local food systems.
Bring Best Practices from the Argus Model to Your Store
The Argus team will offer this 3-day intensive training to invited grocers to learn best practices from their business model. Attendees will gain essential knowledge about:
- Why this type of store is needed in our communities.
- What it takes to open and operate this store model.
- How to work with local farms to offer fresh inventory.
This training will bring together grocers from across the state and will take place on August 25, 26, 27 via Zoom each day from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Training Package Includes:
- 3 days of intensive curriculum. See details here.
- Access to training slides/materials.
- Downloadable PDFs containing itineraries and helpful resource and reference materials.
- Post training Q&A/resources.
- Own a store or are in progress of starting one.
- Have locally-sourced produce as part of their store model.
- Commit to all 3 days of training from 9am – noon each day.
- Have access to a computer and Internet connection to participate via Zoom.
The Training Team from Argus Farm Stop:
Kathy Sample & Bill Brinkerhoff
Owners – Argus Farm Stop
Operations Manager and Store Manager – Packard Store
Produce Manager – Packard Store
Store Manager – Liberty Store