Food Hubs: Pioneering New Direct Relationships Between Buyers and Sellers

Registration is open!

Join Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Alaska Center for Economic Development, Northwest Cooperative Development Center and the Lake County Community Development Center for an informative and engaging day as experts in northwest regional food systems development share their experiences, thoughts, and strategies for creating greater community access to locally produced food. Presenters will represent food hubs, supermarkets, institutional food service, farm to school initiatives, and communities-in-need programs.

Presenting Food Hubs include:

•             Idaho’s Bounty

•             Mid Columbia Market at the Hub

•             Okanogan Producers Marketing Association

•             Puget Sound Food Hub

•            Western Montana Organic Growers Cooperative

Other Presenters/Panelists will include 21 Acres (Woodinville), Bow Hill Blueberries (Bow, WA), Chaco Canyon Organic Café (Seattle WA), City of Seattle Human Services Division/ Farm to Table Partnership, Seattle Tilth, Community Food Co-op (Bellingham), Bon Appetit Management Services (serving Amazon), Healthcare Without Harm (Seattle, WA), La Conner School District, Local Food Marketplace (Eugene, OR), Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center (Ronan, MT), Northwest Farm Credit Services (Burlington, WA), and Sustainable Connections (Whatcom County) and more!

Space is limited. Register today!

Where:     Maple Hall Conference Center, 104 Commercial, La Conner 98257 (us).
Date:        Oct 25, 2014
Time:        9:00 am –  4:30 pm
Cost:        $20.00 for a day-long conference, includes cost of lunch and refreshments
Register:   http://www.agbizcenter.org/business-services/classes-and-workshops/event/82/Food-Hub-Conference

This workshop is sponsored by USDA, Community Food CO OP, Sno Isle Food Co-op and Northwest Farm Credit Services.

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