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Farm-to-Table

Farmers meet Buyers, Buyers meet Farmers. Connect. Repeat.

Since it's inception in 2009, Cascade Harvest Coalition's Farm-to-Table program has connected over 1,000 farmers, food producers and food buyers and helped generate approximately $3.5 million dollars in new sales for growers and producers in Washington State.

By strengthening connections between local growers and food buyers at regional workshops around the state, we are actively re-building the infrastructure needed to ensure we have healthy, locally grown food in our institutions, like schools and hospitals, grocery stores and restaurants. 

UPCOMING FARM-TO-TABLE EVENTS

Register NOW for the Southeast Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting on April 24th, 2015. Presented by Cascade Harvest Coalition, WSDA GAPs, and local family farmers. We need both Specialty Crop Producers and local Buyers to attend to make this meeting a success. There will be opportunities to network, market, and connect with local businesses. Register Here: http://sewaf2t.bpt.me/.
 


SE Washington Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting

Join us for an engaging half-day event with presentations and informative panel discussions as well as a chance to network with potential buyers and other service agencies.

Date: Friday, April 24th 2015

Time: 1pm - 5pm  

Cost: Suggested $15 fee, sliding scale available

Location: Walla Walla Community College Conference Center, 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Host: Cascade Harvest Coalition

Partners: WSDA, Walla Walla Community College, WSU-Extension

Attendees: Specialty Crop Producers & Local Buyers

*Refreshments & Materials Provided!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

1:00 - 1:15pm Registration, Check-in

1:15 - 1:30pm Welcome address from CHC & Partners

1:30 - 2:00pm Session 1: Farm-to-School Innovations & Opportunities in SE Washington

2:00 - 2:15pm 15 minute networking break

2:15 - 2:45pm Special Presentation & Free Guide: Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS) from WSDA

2:45 - 3:00pm 15 minute networking break

2:00 - 3:45pm Session 2: Expanding Your Marketing Mix (Q&A Panel from local farmers & buyers)

3:45 - 4:00pm 15 minute networking break


4:00 - 5:00pm Speed dating, 1:1 consultations, networking, survey
 
 

What folks are saying about Farm-to-Table:

"You might have single-handedly saved a few farms today." Participant, Olympic Peninsula Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting, Sequim - 2013

"We made some wonderful connections, starting with three co-ops and Terra Organica carrying our truffles! Last on the list of 10 minute meetings I met with Art at The Markets...I had run out of truffles and thought this might be a good segue to sell our 38 acres of wild edibles ie, fiddleheads and nettles [to start]...He was elated and couldn't wait to send a photographer out to showcase us in their "really local" campaign for local producers. Thanks guys!  You made it a win win again!  Looking forward to Localicious 2013!!" Bellingham Farm-to-Table 2013

"The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting in Mt. Vernon was a powerful catalyst for sales and several community initiatives, including the launch of the Skagit WholeSale Market. Whether you are a farmer, distributor, processor, institutional buyer, or retailer, I highly recommend the day as a way to not only share ideas and create partnerships, but increase your financial stake in our regional food system."
-Lucy Norris, Project Manager, Puget Sound Food Network (PSFN), a project of Northwest Agriculture Business Center

If you are interested in being involved in these events, are a community or ag support organization and would like a display space, or wish to be a sponsor, please contact Cascade Harvest Coalition at (206) 632-0606. 

Past Farm-to-Table Trade Meetings

 

Sponsors
Thank you to our generous sponsors

WSDA/USDA SCBGP