FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oregon Environmental Council to Present ‘New Market Opportunities for Central Oregon Food and Farm Businesses’ Workshop in BendMar 11, 2008
WHAT: Consumers are increasingly choosing products they believe are healthier for them, the environment, and their community. These markets are growing beyond farmers’ markets and food co-ops to include large-scale buyers like food service companies, restaurants, hospitals, schools, grocery chains, and foreign markets. This workshop, “New Market Opportunities for Central Oregon Food and Farm Businesses,” will discuss how Central Oregon food and farm businesses can benefit from these current consumer trends and the demand for food products grown regionally.
Food and farm businesses who have accessed these markets will share successes and challenges. Buyers of regional food and food grown with enhanced stewardship will discuss their needs. The Oregon Environmental Council will share information about growing market niches and consumer preferences. This free workshop includes a dinner for those registered by March 27th.
WHO: Oregon Environmental Council, Oregon State University Extension Service, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
WHEN: April 3, 2008. 4:00 – 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: St. Charles Medical Center, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, OR.
TO REGISTER: To register for this event, please visit www.oeconline.org/farmers, or call Wendy Buchanan, Oregon Environmental Council at 503-222-1963 x106.
About the Oregon Environmental Council
The Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon – clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. For 40 years, we’ve been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the health of the place we call home. Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxins, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms.