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