Cooperatives And How They Work: Mutual Benefits -

Where: Northwest Educational Svc Dist. 189 (Anacortes), 1601 R Ave, Anacortes 98221 ().
Date: Nov 14 2017 - Nov 14 2017
Time: 8:45am - 4:30pm
Event description:

Five commercial processing, marketing and distribution cooperatives are coming to Anacortes to share their stories. Come to hear and learn from:
• LINC Foods, Spokane, WA
• North Cascades Meat Producers Cooperative
• Okanogan Producers Marketing Association
• Puget Sound Food Hub
• Snoqualmie Valley Farmers Co-op
• Western Montana Growers Co-op

Five Puget Sound Food Hub customers are coming to share what they like about accessing locally produced products including:
• Bellingham Food Bank
• Bon Appetit Management Company
• Canlis Restaurant
• Community Food Co-op
• PCC Community Markets

This robust day-long workshop includes shared morning sessions for all attendees and a catered lunch.  The afternoon includes separate breakout sessions, after which participants gather together once more for the final discussion panel. There are three tracks to choose from; please indicate which afternoon  track you'd like to sign up for by registering at bottom of page for your choice. You'll register for ONE AND ONLY ONE TRACK, however the registration fee also includes all open sessions, lunch, and refreshments.


NOTE: Each track is held in 2 parts;
Part 1 - 1:00PM-2:15
Part 2 - 2:30PM to 3:45

1) Access to Capital with presentations by:
• Community Food Co-op Farm Fund
• Industrial Credit Union
• Northwest Farm Credit Services
• Shared Capital Cooperative

2) Group Gap with presentations by:
• Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center

3) Food Hub Crop and Production Planning with presentations by:
• LINC Foods
• Western Montana Growers Cooperative


NABC would like to thank our sponsors: