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Olympic Peninsula Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
NW Maritime Center
Port Townsend, WA
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Olympic Peninsula Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
Join local producers, distributors, health care professionals, school nutrition directors, chefs, retailers, sustainable food advocates, and consumers for an afternoon of network building, expert panel discussions, and more. Help build connections, increasing the sale of and access to fresh local products and creating healthier people, jobs, and environments.

Thursday, December 8, 2011
1:00 - 6:00 PM

NW Maritime Center (http://www.nwmaritime.org/)
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Cost: $10
Please RSVP by Dec. 3

This event is hosted and sponsored by: Cascade Harvest Coalition, the WSDA/USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, EDC Team Jefferson, WSU Jefferson County Extension, and the Port Townsend Food Coop.  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.

Agenda (subject to minor changes ;)

12:30   Registration Opens

1:00    Welcome
Cascade Harvest Coalition's Farm-to-Table Program
Sarah Wilcox, Program Manager & Mary Embleton, Executive Director

1:15   Keynote
Dr. Laura Lewis, Director, WSU Jefferson County
"Local and Native: Agrobiodiversity and Economic Development for the Olympic Peninsula"

1:45   Break/Networking

2:00   Panel Discussion - Farm-to-Chef: Successful examples, best practices, what farmers/chefs need to make connections, production matching, and how to start developing a local strategy
  Moderator  Sarah Wilcox, Cascade Harvest Coalition
  Chef Dan - The Fireside, Port Ludlow Resort
  Karyn Williams  Red Dog Farms
  Rochelle Prather - General Manager, Bon App├ętit at Fort Worden

3:05   Break/Networking

3:25   Panel Discussion - Diversifying Markets: Direct marketing vs. wholesale markets, advantages and challenges, how farmers can scale up, and what buyers are looking for
  Moderator - Katherine Baril, EDC Team Jefferson
  Kia Armstrong - Nash's Organic Produce
  Zach Olson-Wailand  Dharma Ridge Farm
  Kathy Pryor  Washington Healthy Food in Health Care Initiative, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility

4:30   Closing remarks, evaluations & local appetizers by In Season Catering

4:45   One-on-one consultations
Networking and local appetizers continue!

6:00   End


NW Maritime Center (View)
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
United States


Food > Markets & Farms

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



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