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Local Food Buyer + Seller Matchmaker

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The Matchmaker is open to:

-BUYERS of Gorge grown, raised or processed foods: chefs, supermarkets, specialty markets, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, distributors, and food processors in search of local ingredients for commercial purposes

– SELLERS of Gorge grown, raised or processed foods: farmers and food processors This is a unique opportunity to network, make plans to partner, discuss challenges, and lay the groundwork for getting more local food into schools, restaurants, hospitals, universities, and businesses.

The demand for using local food is strong but requires a relationship between farmers and buyers. This is a great chance to start that process.

The evening will begin with a panel featuring regional buyers and sellers discussing the opportunities and challenges faced in buying and selling local food.

Panel guests include (more to follow):

Matt Landi, Director of Account Management, Organically Grown Company (OGC)
Kristin Franger, Owner/ Operator, Blue Bus Cultured Foods

Everyone who plans to attend is encouraged to bring business cards to ensure successful networking and foster opportunities for follow-up. Farmers are encouraged to bring a product and price list and buyers should come prepared to discuss the details of desired products (crop quality, quantity, packaging, availability, etc.) Please complete a short survey about what you are seeking or selling to register and you will be entered into our raffle!

BUYER Registration: http://bit.ly/2jmHQXk

SELLER Registration: http://bit.ly/2iawi8A

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1795279634072439/

Venue

Springhouse Cellars
13 Railroad Street
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
Phone:
541-490-6420

Organizer

Gorge Grown Food Network
Phone:
541-490-6420
Email:
communications@gorgegrown.com
Website:
www.gorgegrown.com