Food Biz Week

Virtual Events Wednesday, February 22nd & Thursday, February 23rd

Food Biz Week is an opportunity for food and farm businesses at all levels of food production and food retail in the Pacific Northwest to learn from industry experts and fellow experienced colleagues through a curated week of virtual panels, presentations, and networking activities. Food and farm entrepreneurs attend from across the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska).

The event is free to attend and will be hosted virtually so food and farm entrepreneurs are invited to attend from anywhere in the region!

 

FOOD BIZ WEEK 2023 – AGENDA

Wednesday, February 22nd 2023

9:00-10:15am: Long-standing Growth and Resilience in Farming - Two farms with long histories, Henna Blueberry Farm and Growing Things Farm, will share their stories on how they have grown, pivoted, and planned for the future.

10:30-11:45am: Creative Growth Born from Passion - Umami Kushi will talk about how they are spreading their passion for food to the local community and beyond.

12:00-1:00pm - Break/Lunch & Learn

1:00-2:15pm: Products Centered on Local Farm Sourcing - Hear from two packaged food businesses, Sauvie Shrubs and HotBabe-HotSauce, who focus on sourcing ingredients from local farmers.

 

Thursday, February 23rd 2023

9:00-10:15am: From Family Recipes to Store Shelves - Learn how two businesses, Sibeiho and Aditi Chai, packaged family recipes and took them to markets, supper clubs, store shelves, and everything in between.

10:30-11:45am: Omni-Channel Food Service Strategies - Two businesses, Garzón Latinx Street Food and TD and Co., will share their experiences building a customer base through numerous service channels.

12:00-1:00pm - Break/Lunch & Learn

1:00-2:15pm: Community Growth Through Farming - Hear from two farms, Wapato Island Farm and Foglight Farms, who are showcasing the full breadth of their farms' production through educational programming and diverse offerings.

Accessibility

  • Speakers will give a visual description of themselves during introductions
  • Automatic Closed Captioning will be made available on the digital platform
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2022 Food Biz Week Event Sponsor

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