Business Briefs: Ribbon cutting for Plumas Street Farmers' Market set
The Plumas Street Farmers' Market is celebrating its recent certification during a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce.
The event is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the market's location under the Yuba City water tower on Plumas at Bridge Street.
Under the direction of manager Twalla McCarty, the farmers market opened in May on Center Street before moving to its current location.
The market will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 29.
Yuba College small-business course offered
The course "Grow Your Business: the A-Z of Small Business Success" is being offered through the Yuba College Small Business Development Center in Yuba City.
Classes are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 11 at 1227 Bridge St., Suite C.
The registration fee is $150.
Classes scheduled at the development center also include a Quickbooks workshop at 6 p.m. Sept. 19, fee $30; and an entrepreneur workshop at 1 p.m. Sept. 20, fee $30.
To register, call 822-0140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slightly bigger walnut crop forecast
The 2012 annual crop estimate for California walnuts is expected to be higher than last year's crop, according to a press release from the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service, California field office.
The annual yield is expected to be 470,000 short tons. Last year's crop was 461,000 short tons.
The amount will be confirmed in February.
More than 4,000 walnut growers and more than 80 walnut handlers are involved in the California walnut industry.