January 14, 2013

Local Food Connection at Lane Community College

The 7th annual Local Food Connection will be held on Monday, Feb 4th 2013 from 8:30am to 4pm at Lane Community College in Eugene. This event gathers about 250 local farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and area food buyers under one roof.

The Local Food Connection aims to facilitate new business connections through networking sessions, educational workshops, and a vendor trade show. The theme of the 2013 conference is Values Added: Celebrating the Values of Our Local Food System.

The event will include a gourmet lunch, with all-local ingredients donated by event attendees and prepared by the Lane Community College culinary arts program. Workshops will feature panelists representing producers, food buyers and distributors, municipal agencies, and area nonprofits. Topics this year include food carts, value-added products, and emerging markets for fisheries, among others.

For registration information and complete descriptions of workshops and conference itinerary, visit www.localfoodconnection.org.

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