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The 2014 Farmer-Chef Connection is Monday, March 3rd, 8am – 5pm at The World Forestry Center in Portland.

What is Farmer-Chef Connection? 

The Farmer-Chef Connection draws over 300 chefs and producers to learn, network and do business. This popular one-day event attracts the chefs, restaurateurs, foodservice directors, bakers, butchers, artisans and grocery retailers, local farmers and ranchers, bakers, cheese-makers, and fisherman who are the stone-masons of the local food economy and the innovators of sustainable kitchens. This year, our fast-paced “FED” talks will return, as will Farmer Chef 101 – the best introduction you’ll find to sourcing locally anywhere. Additional programming will touch on a number of new topics at the forefront of the food system including ‘trash fish’ or lesser-known sustainable seafood, bringing global local through planet breeding, and restaurant strategies for balancing plates and principles.

Who is invited?

Farmers, ranchers, food processors and manufacturers, restaurant chefs, grocery retailers, specialty food store owners, food service operators, institutional buyers and distributors.

Where does the event take place? 

The Farmer-Chef Connection will take place at the World Forestry Center. Click here for directions to the venue.

What does it cost?

$39 for the day, includes breakfast, a fabulous lunch, and happy hour!

How can I help?

Please help us to spread the word about this event! Follow us on Twitter @PDXFarmerChef  and like us on Facebook to learn about upcoming events. You can also donate some of your product for the lunch, raffle, or volunteer to help us the day of the event! To donate any of the above, please email us.

Interested in tabling?

If you would like to set up a table to promote your product, or if you are a service provider or a non-profit servicing food producers or buyers, please email us and put “Table” in the subject line.  Space is very limited.