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Mid-Columbia Farm-to-Table Symposium
Richland Community Center
Richland, WA
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Join us on Friday, September 14, 2012 for the Farm-to-Table Symposium, and also enjoy a post Farm-to-Table event with the Daniel & Sheri Salatin of Polyface Farm and amazing local food, farmers, and chefs.  RSVP today to reserve your space.  Registration available at the door for both events if space is remaining.

Note* For information about the Start Your Day with the Salatins event at WSU Tri-Cities, contact the NW Regional Food Hub at  directly with the NW Regional Food Hub at contact@nwfoodhub.com or call (509) 943-0220.


FARM-TO-TABLE SYMPOSIUM
12:30 - 6:00 pm at the Richland Community Center.  Cost $15

An event and trade meeting for buyers, farmers, and eaters!  
Make new market connections.
Join local producers, distributors, health care professionals, school staff, chefs, retailers, sustainable food advocates, and others interested in growing, distributing, and buying local food. Hear success stories, discuss challenges, learn about local options, find a farmer or a buyer, and learn about opportunities for making farm-to-table connections. Farmers, buyers, advocates, and consumers of all scales and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Keynote: Daniel & Sheri Salatin of Polyface Farm
Polyface Farm is owned by the Salatin Family and was featured in Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma and Food, Inc.  Through relationship marketing, the farm today services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs in Virginia and Maryland.  Learn more about Polyface Farm at: http://www.polyfacefarms.com/

Panel discussions: Making Successful Farm-to-Table Connections - Farmer, Distributor, Retailer, and Chef.

Breakouts:
- Farm-to-Health Care Connections - Kathy Pryor, Healthy Food in Health Care Initiative Director, WA Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Farm-to-School Connections - Joan Qazi, Central Washington Coordinator for Fresh Food in Schools Project, Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network
- FoodHub: An Online Marketplace for Farmers and Buyers - Megan Foucht, Marketing Coordinator, EcoTrust
- Empowering the Consumer, Why Buy Local? Sarah Wilcox, Program Manager, Cascade Harvest Coalition
- What is a Food Hub and How Does it Work? NW Regional Food Hub

Local producers as well as agricultural or food support organizations/agencies are invited to reserve a booth space at this event. For details and to reserve, contact the Northwest Regional Food Hub.

This event is hosted by the Northwest Regional Food Hub and Cascade Harvest Coalition, funded by the WSDA/USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.



FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER
7:00 - 9:00 pm at the NW Regional Food Hub.  Cost $35

Tour the NW Regional Food Hub and enjoy a sit-down dinner presented by Hub chefs highlighting produce and products from the Mid-Columbia Region.  Enjoy live music with Bill & Cindy McKay.  Questions?  Contact the NW Regional Food Hub at contact@nwfoodhub.com or call (509) 943-0220.



The Northwest Regional Food Hub (NWRFH)is a collective of local farmers, bakers, ranchers, beekeepers, orchardists, and small businesses, working together to provide local customers healthy, sustainably grown, minimally processed food from right here in the Mid-Columbia. NWRFH is located at 603 Goethals, Richland, WA.

Cascade Harvest Coalition (CHC) is a non-profit working Statewide to connect farmers to farmers, eaters, and markets. CHC is dedicated to helping farmers by connecting them with tools and resources they need to be more sustainable and viable. This event is part of a series of Farm-to-Table Trade Meetings that are being held throughout Washington, organized byCHC and local community partners.

Questions? Please contact the NW Regional Food Hub in Richland at contact@nwfoodhub.com or call (509) 943-0220.
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Location

Richland Community Center (View)
500 Amon Park Drive
Richland, WA 99352
United States


Categories

Food > Markets & Farms

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

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Attendees

Milt G.
milt's original gourmet barbecue pellets
kennewick, WA United States
Sep 13, 2012 8:08 PM
Heather D.
Benton City, WA United States
Sep 13, 2012 2:50 PM
Karen W.
CAPECO
Pendleton, OR United States
Sep 13, 2012 2:40 PM
Cascade Harvest Coalition
Seattle, WA United States
Sep 13, 2012 1:35 PM
Cascade Harvest Coalition
Seattle, WA United States
Sep 13, 2012 1:35 PM
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Seattle, WA United States
Sep 13, 2012 1:35 PM

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