PDX Women Chefs & Restaurateurs


The 10th Annual Farmer-Chef Connection by triciab
February 23, 2010, 9:47 pm
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This year is the 10th annual Farmer-Chef Connection for the Portland area, hosted by the Portland Chefs Collaborative, a group of sustainability-minded Portland chefs. This also marks the 2nd year for Friends of Family Farmers to be a sponsor, and now a co-host.

The design for this day is to get area farmers, ranchers, processors, chefs, food buyers, students, and local food system activists together in the same room to build relationships, and to provide workshops to share tools to make these business relationships easier and more beneficial for everyone involved. Please spread the word to anyone that you think can benefit from this event.

One of the highlights of each FCC is the amazing lunch made up of donated product from local farms and ranchers, and cooked by some of the best chefs in the area! A real bargain for the $20 event registration fee. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to help cook, donate food, or donate a raffle prize.

When: Monday, March 8th, 8am-3:15pm
Where: Clackamas Community College in Oregon City

Details and directions are on the PCC website at portlandcc.org.

Additional sponsors include: New Seasons, FoodHub, CCC Horticulture Department, Cascade Pacific, and the many volunteers and attendees who donate product and time to make this a wonderful day.

Keynote Speaker: Nicholette Hahn-Niman, author of Righteous Porkchop
Author Nicolette Hahn Niman is an author, attorney, livestock rancher, and until recently, sat on the Board of Overseers for the National Chefs Collaborative. Her book, Righteous Porkchop, details her experiences working first with Bobby Kennedy and the Waterkeepers Alliance investigating industrialized hog farms in North Carolina. More information about the author and the book can be found on her web page at www.righteousporkchop.com.

There will be some amazing raffle prizes from local food vendors – check out the list of prizes so far.

Event workshops:

  • Farmer-Chef Connections 101
  • Farmer-Chef Connections 401 (Advanced)
  • Licensing Your Food Product in Oregon
  • Getting Products to Market/Farmers Market Intro
  • Small Scale Livestock – Buying Local and Pasture Raised
  • Introduction to Food Hub
  • The Grains and Beans Project

Sign up now to save your place: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Hope to see you there!

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