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South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
Lacey Community Center
Lacey, WA
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South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
Lacey, WA - April 11, 2012; 12:30 - 5:00 PM

Lacey Community Center
6729 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Join local producers, distributors, health care professionals, chefs, retailers, sustainable food advocates, and others interested in buying and selling locally produced foods for network building, informative sessions with local experts, and light local appetizers.

This year, look forward to:
- sessions on value-added & processing as well as food safety

- great ten-minute, one-on-one consultations with buyers and ag service professionals

- snacks and appetizers by the Bread Peddler, incorporating fresh local ingredients from Olympia Farmers Market vendors

Cost: $15
Please preregister here on Brown Paper Ticketes.  Tickets available at the door, but if possible, let us know you're coming!

Agenda (subject to minor changes):
12:30 - Registration, Networking, Coffee, Tea & Snacks

1:00 - Welcome & Farm-to-Table Resources
 Sarah Wilcox & Mary Embleton, Cascade Harvest Coalition
 
1:20 - Who's in the Room?  

1:30 - Value-Added & Processing:
Innovative Approaches from Field to Plate

Moderator: Sarah Wilcox, Cascade Harvest Coalition
- OlyKraut
- Tom Husmann, Olympia Local Foods with Anna Isaacs
- Lisa Smith, Enterprise for Equity
- Tracy Smaciarz, Heritage Meats

2:45 - Break & Networking

3:15 - Bridging the GAPS:
Opening Markets for Small, Mid-Sized, and Diversified Farms
- Tricia Sexton Kovacs, Outreach and Education Coordinator, WSDA Food Safety and Consumer Services Division

3:45 - Appetizers, Networking & Trade Show
One-on-One Consultations: 10 minute mini-meetings with buyers and resource providers
(appetizers and open networking continues)

5:00 - End & Thanks!

Also, seeking food buyers and ag. support professionals to be "one-on-one consultants" during ten minute mini-meetings with farmers and attendees.  Please indicate in registration if you would be willing to be a "consultant".

Children are welcome and child registration is free; however, we are unable to provide child care.

Free display space available for agriculture support organizations/agencies and non-profits.  Display space is available for businesses is also free.  Space is limited.  To reserve space or get details, please contact Sarah Wilcox, sarah@cascadeharvest.org.

This event is hosted Cascade Harvest Coalition, sponsored by the WSDA/USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, and organized with help from local partners like Enterprise for Equity!

Cascade Harvest Coalition (CHC) is a non-profit dedicated to re-localizing the food system in Washington State by connecting farmers with tools and resources they need to be more sustainable and consumers more directly with producers. CHC organizes Farm-to-Table events throughout Washington State, working to connect producers and buyers and generate sales.


Location

Lacey Community Center (View)
6729 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503
United States


Categories

Food > Markets & Farms

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Attendees

Name Withheld
Lacey, WA United States
Apr 10, 2012 7:31 PM
Name Withheld
Olympia, WA United States
Apr 10, 2012 5:24 PM
Name Withheld
Olympia, WA United States
Apr 10, 2012 5:24 PM
Name Withheld
Olympia, WA United States
Apr 10, 2012 5:24 PM
Name Withheld
OLYMPIA, WA United States
Apr 09, 2012 8:36 PM
Name Withheld
Olympia, WA United States
Apr 08, 2012 7:30 PM

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