|Dates||April 16 2012|
|City||Westbank, British Columbia, Canada|
|Location||Westbank Lions Hall Community Centre|
|Contact Name||Jennifer Vincent|
|Local Phone||250 328 4894|
|Summary||Are you a local farmer looking to increase your growing for the local market?|
Perhaps you're a chef looking for some deliciously fresh & sustainable local ingredients?
Maybe a retailer who would like to offer your customers more local foods?
You're a B.C. food processor making artisanal food products and have room to expand?
All of you can MEET YOUR MAKER - a new annual networking event in the Okanagan region. This event is designed to help you connect with regional food producers and regional food buyers that will strengthen your business and your regional economy.
|Sponsors||MEET YOUR MAKER OKANAGAN - Organized by FarmFolk CityFolk with sponsorship from Canadian Linen & Uniform Service. Thank you!|
|Topics||- Keynote speakers Donna Dennison, Little Creek Gardens and Chef Michael Lyon, Hotel Eldorado’s Lakeside Restaurant|
- Greening the restaurant industry, interactive workshop
- Moderated Panel:From Farm to Fork: Building a sustainable supply chain
- 2 Structured networking sessions
- Delicious local potluck lunch
|Main Body||Meet Your Maker is a networking event tailored to small businesses. It’s all about scaling up production and consumption of local food in your region. Meet Your Maker is modeled after Portland’s annual Farmer-Chef Connection event that started in 2000. Since then, their network has grown to over 250 producers and 150 buyers who are collectively doing more than $19 million in annual business. Meet Your Maker has expanded the idea to include farmers, fishers, ranchers, food processors, distributors, retailers, food delivery, restaurants and caterers. You are all part of our food system. Total sales & business deals generated at our Vancouver MEET YOUR MAKER event was $268,000 … and, we’re growing!|
For more information, video and photos from our MYM Vancouver event, to buy tickets to the Okanagan event, or to self-subscribe to our new EMAIL ALERT list to receive an email each year when registration opens:
Please visit http://www.getlocalbc.org/meet-your-maker-okanagan
|Schedule||9am to 3:30pm|
|Fees||Tickets on sale now until April 9th.|
$50 per person, advance purchase only.
|Additional Info||This is YOUR event. Once a year. Please register EARLY allowing us ample time to coordinate the deliciously local lunch and the printed program that participants will take home and use year round (Registration deadline is April 9.)|