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South Central WA Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
Yakima, WA
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South Central WA 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, appetizers, and cider from Tieton Cider Works! Help build connections, increasing the sale of and access to fresh local products.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
1:00 - 6:00pm

Red Lion Hotel - Yakima Center
607 E. Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901

Cost: $15 and includes appetizers.
Please pre-register by March 16.  Tickets available at the door.  

Speakers include:
Cristina Alvarez Ruiz, Alvarez Farms
Zach Zink, Cloudview Ecofarm
John Cooper, Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau/Visit Yakima
Kathy Pryor, WA Physicians for Social Responsibility
Joan Qazi, Fresh Food in Schools Project, WSFFN
Marcus Robert, Tieton Cider Works
Chris Brown, Wray's Food & Drug


1:00 - Welcome, Sarah Wilcox, Cascade Harvest Coalition

1:15 - Who's in the Room?  

1:45 - Panel Discussion: Farm-to-Table Connections
We'll hear from a farmer, chef, distributor, and retailer about how they've made market connections, sourced and sold products, found farm-to-table opportunities, and overcome barriers.

2:45 - Break/Networking

3:15 - Breakout Sessions:
 - Diversifying Markets: Wholesale and Direct Selling
 - Institutional Opportunities: Schools and Health Care
 - Culinary Agritourism

4:15 - Appetizers, Hard Cider Tasting!, Networking, and One-on-One Consultations with Buyers and Service Providers.

5:30 - Closing Remarks & Thanks

6:00 - End

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

Free display space available for agriculture support organizations and agencies.  Please inquire with Sarah Wilcox,, for details.

This event is hosted and sponsored by: Cascade Harvest Coalition, the WSDA/USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, and the WSU Small Farms Team.  Thanks to Tieton Cider Works for donating cider!

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.


Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center (View)
607 E. Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
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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