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Farmer Chef Mixer

2017 Farmer Chef Workshops and Mixer Event

RSVP for the Mixer, Feb 27th!

To RSVP email jess@hdffa.org

  • Workshops are FREE
  • The Mixer costs $10 and includes food and beverages.  You can pay by check, cash, or card at the event (cash preferred).

Past Events and Resources

2016 CHEF PREP: Buying from Farmers 101

Click here to download “Buying from Farmers” worksheet.

The socially responsible chef with the fiscally responsible bottom line.  For many chefs the idea of sourcing locally or implementing sustainable practices may seem overwhelming or cost-prohibitive. On the contrary, if done right, leading a sustainable kitchen can increase profits and attract new customers. This workshop was led by Chef Lindsay (Jackson’s Corner) and Chef Dave (Rockin’ Dave) who buy from farmers using creative methods.  They discussed restaurant expectations, price points, consistency.

FARMER PREP: Selling to Restaurants 101

Click here to download the “Selling to Restaurants” worksheet

Click here to download the “Determining your Price Point for Farmers” worksheet

The challenge of producing and marketing for wholesale buyers and restaurants can be daunting. Farmers can be hesitant or unprepared to meet the requirements of wholesale buyers and restaurants with regards to product quality, food safety, and insurance. This 1-hour workshop was led by Farmer Chris (Juniper Jungle) and Farmer James (Radicle Roots) who sell direct to restaurants.  They discussed restaurant expectations, price points, consistency.

Farmer-Chef Mixer

Click here to download the “Farmer Chef Mixer Agenda”

Think Musical Chairs, not Blind Date:  The Mixer was open to all farmers and chefs/restaurants  interested in providing or purchasing farm products on a wholesale basis.

2016 Event Supporters

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance
Central Oregon Locavore
St. Charles
Spork
Jackson’s Corner
Rockin’ Daves
Radicle Roots
Juniper Jungle
Oregon Department of Agriculture.