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Farmer-chef meeting coming up

Nov 2nd, 2015 | Category: News

BELLINGHAM –  The NW WA Chefs Collaborative, sponsored by Sustainable Connections, is hosting a free evening for farmers, rancher and chefs to meet and discuss pros and cons and ideas for future connections and purchases. The meeting welcomes any farmers and rancher who want to sell more of their products wholesale and any chefs/grocery food buyers who want to buy more local food and work more closely with producers. The discussion also includes economics and contracts, and food and drinks will be available for participants. The event takes place Monday, Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at Ciao Thyme 207 Unity Street in Bellingham. The Collaborative asks all participants to RSVP to Sara Southerland, Food & Farming Program Manager, Sustainable Connections, at (360) 647-7093 x114 or

In other news, the annual Farm-To-Table Trade Meeting held each winter has been scheduled for Feb. 22, 2016  from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bellingham Technical College. Over 150 farmers, fishers, chefs, grocery buyers, producers, processors, and distributors are expected to attend for a day of connections and education. The early bird registration fee is $35; regular price is $40. The lunch will be prepared by the NW WA Chefs Collaborative in partnership with the BTC Culinary Arts Program students. For more information, contact Southerland at the above contacts.


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