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Chef and Farmer Summit

Posted on 2/6/2014 by Mary Jac Brennan

Chef and Farmer Summit

The Chef and Farmer summit is free and open to the public. The summit follows Piedmont Grown's conference ' Growing Your Farm or Food Business: The Power of Branding'. The target audience for the summit are chefs, restaurant managers, and farmers who are interested in growing the local food restaurant and farm economy. Panel discussions will aid in starting the conversation between chefs and farmers who are interested locally grown produce and protein. Chefs will discuss what types of foods they are looking for, typical ordering and payment procedures, delivery requirements and timing, packaging and quality control needs, typical quantity purchased, and types of meat cuts used. The farmer panel will discuss issues related to seasonal production and availability of product, weather challenges, harvest schedules, and other production issues related to selling to restaurants.

Other topics for possible discussion include:

Putting the whole animal on the menu

The value in certification (Organic, Naturally Grown, Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed, Grain-Fed)

Registration is free, but required. Contact Kitrinka Gordon at 336-703-2850 or by email at gordonkl@forsyth.cc to register by Friday February 21.