Whole Foods Market® holds Local 101 for Louisiana Vendors

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/13 2014 03:33PM

Updated 08/13 2014 03:36PM

If you are a grower or supplier in Louisiana there are some tips available that can help you learn how to get on grocer's shelves. 

Local Forager Kelly Landrieu will lead a Local 101 class from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 at Lafayette Economic Development Authority on 211 E. Devalcourt St.

The free program will cover in-depth information on Whole Foods Market's quality standards, food safety, retail-ready packaging, regulatory requirements and the process to becoming a supplier.

Landrieu notes, "Louisiana is known for its amazing food and culture, and Local 101 is a great way to understand necessary steps in becoming a supplier for Whole Foods Market. We're excited about the opportunity to showcase local products and flavors."

Local 101 is free and open to all Louisiana growers, food artisans and body care suppliers. For reservations, email louisianalocal@wholefoods.com.

Whole Foods Market will open its first-ever store in Shreveport sometime in 2015.  A new store will also open Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Lafayette.

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