Connecting farmers, ranchers, and fishermen with area food buyers
The Event

The 9th annual Local Food Connection is happening on Monday, February 2, 2015 at Lane Community College in Eugene. 

We are excited to have the Oregon FolkLife Network host a Fully Fermented Tour on Sunday, February 1st from 12-4pm in Eugene.  The guided walking tour exploring Eugene’s unique food and drink culture boasts a “backstage” look at the people and traditions that make Eugene “Fully Fermented.” Sign up now for the opportunity to discover the distinctive touches that go into some of Eugene’s best beer, cider, and wine.

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The Local Food Connection connects local farmers, ranchers and fishermen with area food buyers (chefs, grocery stores, restaurants, and distributors), creating business opportunities that support and sustain our local food supply system.  The day is filled with a keynote address–this year focusing on distribution– a networking session, workshops, and a fabulous local lunch.  


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2015 Agenda

7:30     Registration begins (continental breakfast provided)

8:30     Welcoming remarks

8:45     Keynote: Standing Stone Brewery

9:30     Networking Session

11:00     Morning Workshops

  • Navigating the Dietary Restrictions Market
  • Is a Grower’s Cooperative Right for You?
  • Show me the Money
  • Local Food Purchasing 101
  • Diversifying Your Farm through Agritourism

12:30     Lunch

2:00      Afternoon Workshops

  • Working group session: Let’s Talk Food Hubs
  • Working group session: Institutional Food Buying
  • Social Media 2.0
  • Simplifying Organic Certification
  • Regional Food Branding

3:30      Closing Comments

4-7       Post Conference Mixer at Sprout! Regional Food Hub in Springfield 


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Registration is now open!





Ticket cost is $30. Online registration will close at noon on January 29th.

To register for a vendor table please contact Katy at  Space is limited.

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