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Local Food Connection

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (All Day Event)

The OSU Extension Small Farms Program and the City of Independence are excited to be hosting a Local Food Connection Conference in Independence on January 29, 2014 at the Independence Civic Center from 11:30am to 6pm. This event is modeled after the Local Food Connection event that takes place annually in Lane County, organized by Cascade Pacific and multiple sponsor organizations. 


The theme for this conference is Wholesale Marketing Connections. The purpose of this event is to connect food producers with buyers from grocery stores, restaurants and institutions through workshops and networking sessions. This is a venue for creating new food business partnerships, learning about emerging market opportunities, and exploring local food issues. Vendor table space is available for $20 and is a great way for wholesale buyers and local farmers to connect during the buyer/producer networking social from 4:30 to 6 pm.


Early bird registration is $10 until December 31st and $15 starting January 1, 2014. Lunch will be catered by Marion Polk Food Share and is included in the registration. Vendor registration is separate from event registration. For the agenda, registration, and more information visit the Southern Willamette Valley Small Farms events page at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/south-valley/events.

555 S. Main St
$10/person before 12/31 and $15 after 12/31 (includes lunch)
Chrissy Lucas
Chrissy.Lucas at oregonstate.edu
OSU Small Farms
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