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Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting

NW WA's Largest Conference for Food Businesses

 

 

 

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FEBRUARY 07
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE
SETTLEMYER HALL
3028 LINDBERGH AVE, BELLINGHAM, WA 98225

*El servicio de traducción en español disponible.
llame al 360-647-7093 x110 para registrarse en español.

BTC lists which lots have accessible parking spots on their parking map online. The visitor lot in front of College Services has ramps from the lot to the sidewalk and flat walkways to Campus Center. For additional accommodations, please contact Jessica at jessicag@sustainableconnections.org.

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Networking at the Trade Meeting

In-Person Event!

Don’t miss the return of the in-person Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting on February 7th! Offering facilitated networking, one-on-one producer-buyer consultations, vendor trade show, and a new “mingling lunch” of delicious, hearty appetizers made by a team of Bellingham Technical College Culinary Arts students and local Chefs — it’s the best food and farming biz conference in Northwest Washington!

Nationally recognized, and locally headquartered Hartman Group will give a keynote presentation on ‘Food Sourcing in America’ followed by an overview of Whatcom County’s proposed food systems plan with calls for engagement from stakeholders. Bring your appetite, meet farmers, visit with buyers, and reconnect with friends!

 

Scholarships Available

The Food Business Resource Center (FBRC) at Business Impact NW is covering the registration costs for 10 businesses (current or new clients) who would be unable to attend otherwise. Please email fbrc@businessimpactnw.org for info or Click Here for a Request Form. We want to make this event available to all who wish to attend which is why no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For questions about the event or to request a scholarship, please contact Jessica Meyer jessicam@sustainableconnections.org or 360-647-7093 x 111).

Whatcom County has the best chefs!

Participating Chefs

Andy Nguyen, PeaceHealth

Sarah Chan, Calypso Kitchen

Cinnamon Berg, Cosmos Bistro

Knut Christiansen, Paella Works

Crystal Stewart, Yeah Baby Boards!

Tina Hoban, Woodstone

Oleg Vetkov, Salt Pepper Oil

Usanee Klimo, Maikham 

Charity Caldwell, Salt Pepper Oil

Eduardo Diego, Infusion Cuisine

Serving Delicious Local Bites for a Hearty Lunch

Prepared by renowned local chefs and students in Bellingham Technical College’s Culinary Arts Program

Local cheese display

with sliced bread and crostini, GF crackers, local honey and jam, sliced apples and pears

Raw oysters on the half shell

with apple mignonette (GF/DF)

Potato leek sipping soup

with crispy shallot garnish
(Vegan, GF)

 

 

Roasted beet and carrot skewer

with goat cheese-hazelnut round and fresh herb vinaigrette
(Vegetarian, GF, some Vegan available w/o cheese)

PNW salmon cakes

with citrus yogurt and fresh herbs
(GF)

Woodstone pizza two ways:

with crispy shallot garnish
(Vegan, GF)

 

 

Chicken crepenette

with charred leeks and smoked carrot romesco
(GF)

 

 

Lamb sliders

with feta, blueberry chutney and roasted garlic aioli on brioche buns
(some GF w/o bun)

 

 

Gemelli pasta

with winter pesto featuring chard, kale, hazelnuts, and pecorino
(Vegetarian)

Dessert!

Surprise sweets along with coffee & tea!

 

 

Agenda

9:00am—Registration table opens

10:00am—Welcome

10:15am—Regional Farmer/Fisher Markets Panel discussion

10:45am–Speed Networking

12:00pm—Appetizer Lunch served

1:00pm—Panel Discussion– Local business panel

1:30pm—Buyer/Producer one-on-one consultations

2:20pm—Bathroom Break / Movement Break

2:35 pm—Keynotes:
SHELLEY BALANKO, PhD from HARTMAN GROUP:
Food sourcing in America: Needs for safety, security, and sustainability 

ALI JENSEN from Whatcom Co. Food Systems Draft Plan: Building a Resilient and Vibrant Local Food Economy 

3:15pm—Surveys and prize announcement

3:30pm–Thank you & Goodbye!

Avenue Bread
Bellingham Coffee Roasters
Breadfarm
Breadfarm
Breadfarm
Cascadia Mushrooms
Dandelion Organic Delivery
Dandelion Organic Delivery
Dandelion Organic Delivery
Dandelion Organic Delivery
Shambala Bakery & Bistro
The Spice Hut
Sumas River Farm

Thank you to our Sponsors

Gold
Whatcom Community Foundation
Silver
Dandelion Organic Delivery
Community Food Co-op
bronze
Whatcom County

Our promotional partners

Viva Farms

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