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I received this information from Debbie Bridges of Bridges Media Group. Since I’ve attended some of the Locavore events in Phoenix, I was happy to post this notice. Thank’s Debbie for keeping me in the loop. I get back from Nova Scotia on the 2nd.

PHOENIX,  Ariz   (September  7, 2010)  Edible Phoenix and Slow Food Phoenix are proud to present the third annual Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection, a gathering designed to foster collaboration and wholesale direct market opportunities between local farmers, ranchers, chefs and other food buyers who are committed to expanding and strengthening local and seasonal food networks.   The event takes place on Monday October 4, 2010, from 1 to 6 pm at the Intercontinental Montelucia Resort.

The event begins with business-to-business structured networking where producers and purchasers swap stories and sample dishes prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Next, keynote speaker Joe Colyn from Originz in Michigan, shares various distribution models for ordering and delivery on a local/regional level which are currently being trialed around the country. The day concludes with four pertinent breakout sessions: Using Social Media, Using the Whole Animal, Telling Your Sustainable Story, and Greening Your Operations. Farmer+Chef Connection is sponsored by McClendon’s Select, Whole Foods, Flavors of Arizona, Bon Appetit Management Company, Intercontinental Montelucia Resort & Spa and Les Dames D’Escoffier Phoenix.

Cost to attend is $25 per person ($10 discount for educators). More information contact Pamela Hamilton:  602-361-7363 FCC@ediblephoenix.com or link to register: http://www.fcc.eventbrite.com/

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