Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection Coming to Tucson

The Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection brings together local food producers prepared to transact at a wholesale level and introduces them to wholesale food buyers at restaurants, hotels, etc. from across the state.

Farmer+Chef is the state’s only event of its kind, aimed at building wholesale food networks at the local level. The cornerstone of the event is the Suppliers’ Marketplace, a vendor fair exclusively featuring Arizona food producers and distributors. The event will feature a concurrent series of breakout workshops and close out with a reception featuring Arizona beer and wine.

General admission tickets are available for $10 each. Vendor packages are available for $75. Vendor packages include: 6′ table space in Suppliers Marketplace, table linen, and 2 General Admission passes.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Suppliers’ Marketplace:

The Suppliers’ Marketplace is 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 our producers to learn what is and will be in season, and set up future procurement relationships.

Breakout Sessions:

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.

Local Food Reception:

We will 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 5-7 pm.

Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection is brought to you by: Local First Arizona, Edible Baja Arizona, Tucson Originals Restaurants, Good Food Finder, Edible Phoenix, and Slow Food Phoenix.

Sponsored by: Merit Foods of Arizona, NPS National Processing Solutions, Bar & Restaurant Insurance, Green Living AZ and Tucson Foodie

**More information and registration here: http://localfirstazfoundation.org/azfarmerchef/**

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