Upcoming PSFN Events

Monday, February 22: Cascade Harvest Coalition’s Farm-to-Table in Mt Vernon, WACascade Harvest Coalition will be hosting a day’s worth of workshops, discussions and lunch at the WSU Mt. Vernon Research Center. NABC/PSFN staff will participate in and lead discussions throughout the day on topics such as Reaching Institutional Markets and using online networking tools like Puget Sound Food Network. Contact Alex at info@cascadeharvest.org.  Space is limited. Tickets must be reserved in advance but are free.  For details visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/98486

Wednesday, February 24 Wild Seafood Exchange in Seattle
This is a one day conference aimed at the independent commercial fisherman who wants to learn about marketing and direct marketing to restaurants, retailers, brokers and seafood buyers.  Lucy Norris, Regional Food System Developer of the Puget Sound Food Network, will participate on a panel discussion about how online networking tools can help fishing communities thrive.  For more information visit http://wildseafoodexchange.com/index.html

Friday, February 26: Whidbey Island Grown Member PSFN Training Session
Please join us on Friday, February 26th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at AuSable Institute, 180 Parker Road, Coupeville for our FIRST Whidbey Island Grown members and sponsors meeting. Meet with other members and learn how to make this web-based network a regular powerful tool in your marketing plans.

Learn how to use the Whidbey Island Grown brand and the PSFN to market your products. The NABC staff behind the Puget Sound Food Network will be on-hand to show you how to use the site to benefit your bottom line. You can learn how to upload photos of your farm and products, discuss and view “model” farm profiles, ask questions and make suggestions. Hands-on training will be available for anyone who needs it. Staff in attendence to help you will be: Gary Merritt, NABC Marketing Director; Tim Crosby, PSFN Network Coordinator; Ann Leason, PSFN Data Manager; Elliot Trotter, PSFN Content Manager, Lucy Norris, Regional Food Systems Developer and Maryon Attwood, NABC Project Manager. Refreshments will be provided and networking expected. Let’s get organized to start growing local food options in Whidbey Island’s marketplaces. This session is open to all WIG PSFN members and is free. Contact Maryon Attwood, NABC Project Manager if you have questions (360-336-3727, or 360-678-1414). Register for tickets at http://whidbeyislandgrown.eventbrite.com/

Monday, March 1: Seattle’s 5th Annual Farmer-Fisher-Chef Connection This is a unique annual gathering that brings together food producers (principally farmers, ranchers, fishers and artisans) with food buyers (chefs, retailers, processors, distributors, and institutional purchasers) for what is first and foremost a business-to-business networking event.
Lucy Norris, Regional Food System Developer of Puget Sound Food Network, will participate in a important panel discussion, and PSFN staff will be on-hand to demonstrate the PSFN online network and also provide tastings of locally produced Skagit Fresh sparkling juice.
To purchase $50 tickets and for more information, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/95536 or contact seattle@chefscollaborative.org.

And meet representatives of Northwest Agriculture Business Center and the Puget Sound Food Network at future events like:

  • 3/30 Cascade Harvest Coalition’s Farm to Table in Olympia (Details TBD)
  • 4/18 NW Food Service Show in Seattle (Details TBD)

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