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South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
Heritage Room at Capitol Lake
Olympia, WA
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South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
Please join us on April 11, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage Room at Capitol Lake in Olympia for the South Sound Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting!

Cost is $10 and includes a locally sourced lunch.  Register by April 1 (if after April 1, please contact

Who? Farmers, fishers, buyers, local food processors,
vintners, brewers, chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, grocers,
and school, hospital, or nursing home food service representatives.

Focus areas? Connecting producers and buyers as well as looking at how to increase access points for local products, culinary agritourism, farm to school and institutional buying efforts, and what products retailers, consumers, and chefs are seeking.

*subject to minor changes

9:00 - Registration - Coffee/Tea & light snack
Coffee generously donated by Olympia Coffee Roasters

9:30 - Welcome & Attendee Introductions
Sarah Wilcox, Cascade Harvest Coalition, Farm-to-Table Program Manager

9:45 - Developing Culinary Agritourism in the South Sound
Moderator - Carol Zahorsky, Zahorsky & Associates
Drawing tourists and locals alike out to farms and into local establishments, connecting more chefs with local products, and taking a look at sample tour itineraries for Thurston County from Savor Washington
        Michelle Campbell - Washington State Tourism
        Chef Jeff - Waterstreet CafĂ© and Bar
        Oliver Stormstak - Olympia Coffee Roasters
        Tracey - The Gleason Ranch & Tracy - Heritage Meats

10:45 - Break    

10:55 - Increasing Access Points for Local Products
Moderator -Patrice Barrentine, WSDA Small Farms and Direct Marketing Program            
Looking at successful and innovative examples of how to get local products to eaters; such as, the CSA drop off project, local meat processing, successful farmer and retailer relationships, and small-scale business planning.  
        Tracy Smarciaz - Heritage Meats
        Olympia Food Coop Local Farms Program
        Heidi Peroni - Boistfort Valley Farms
        Lisa Smith - Enterprise for Equity

11:55 - Lunch & Networking
By Occasions Catering and Special Events, as locally sourced as possible

1:00 - Farm-to-School & Institutional Buying
Moderator - Lucy Norris, Puget Sound Food Network
Focusing on statewide and local Farm-to-school efforts, tools for schools and farmers, and new institutional buying opportunities and connections.
        Becky Elias - WSDA Farm to School
        Karen Mauden - Puget Sound Food Network
        Kimberly Klint - Mason Matters
        Genine - Kirsop Farm

2:00 - One-on-One Consultations & Networking
Attendees will have a chance to reserve 5 minute spots to sit down with buyers, agricultural organizations, and service providers.

3:00 - The End  

There will also be displays by Salmon Safe, Food Hub, NW Farm Credit Services, Enterprise for Equity, Thurston County Food Bank, Tumwater Farmers Market, and more.

This event is sponsored and hosted by Cascade Harvest Coalition, WSDA Small Farm and Direct Marketing, USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, WSDA Farm-to-School Program, and WSU Extension.

Parking? Parking is available on street in front of Heritage Room, but is metered (bring coins and we will have some at registration desk). Or you may park in the lot at the Governor Hotel, a block away, cost is $3 for the whole day

More information about the Heritage Room and link to directions:

We hope to see you there!


Heritage Room at Capitol Lake
604 Water Street Southwest
Olympia, WA 98501
United States

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Food > Markets & Farms

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



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