Working Together Locally: Farmer+Chef Connection

Farmer-Chef-sThe Local First Arizona Foundation and its partners will present the Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection Wednesday, September 16. The event brings together local food producers and wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, etc. from across the state, and aims to build wholesale food networks at the local level.

The cornerstone of the event is the Suppliers’ Marketplace, an all-day vendor fair featuring the best local food products Arizona has to offer. Producers, distributors and value added processors line up with displays and samples of their products, and wholesale information. Meet Arizona producers to learn what is and will be in season, and set up future procurement relationships.

This year’s Breakout Sessions will occur in tandem with the Suppliers’ Marketplace, offering attendees a customizable experience. Sessions and panels will cover a diverse array of topics important to building up local food supply chains and establishing successful farm to table relationships. With a heavy focus on industry tools and skills, Farmer+Chef breakouts will equip attendees with a new toolkit, and prepare them for success in the Suppliers’ Marketplace.

Close out the day with a reception for attendees that features locally sourced appetizers and Arizona wine and beer. The end-of-day reception will run 5-7pm.

The 2015 Farmer + Chef Connection will be held beginning at 12pm, at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Avenue. For more information, visit


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