TOOLKIT NOW AVAILABLE! Building Local Food Networks: A Toolkit for Organizers
Coinmama Interested in hosting a Farmer-Chef Connection event — or something similar — in your area? We’ve recently released a toolkit that synthesizes our experience building and bolstering local food networks in the Pacific Northwest in order to support the efforts of other communities striving to do the same. In conjunction, we’ve launched an online, interactive learning community to stimulate peer-to-peer exchange of ideas, questions, and lessons learned around the topic of building local food networks. Learn more here.
2007 Farmer-Chef Connection Events
Our Farmer-Chef Connection Conferences in Seattle (February 5th) and Portland (March 5th) were both at capacity and a good time was had by all who attended. Thank you to all who attended and a special thanks to all who volunteered, prepared food, and participated in the panel discussions. We look forward to next year's events! If you missed this year's events, get listed in the Guide to Local and Seasonal Products (links below), and start making your market connections for this coming season. The printed version of the 2007 Guide to Local and Seasonal Products is due out in July 2007, and the online guide is always up-to-date and is available 24/7.
The Guide to Local and Seasonal Products
hitbtc In addition to our signature conferences and events that bring together food producers and food buyers, we publish the Guide to Local & Seasonal Products, a printed and on-line business directory used to both buy and sell product. The 2006 Guide to Local and Seasonal Products is now available! Get listed in the 2007 Guide!
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About The Farmer-Chef Connection
Founded by Ecotrust and the Portland Chapter of Chefs Collaborative and expanded by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, National Chefs Collaborative and other Washington partners, the Farmer-Chef Connection and Fisherman-Chef Connection programs have proven that direct marketing relationships that start with a handshake bring more dollars back to farmers, ranchers, fishermen and their communities.