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Join us Tuesday, August 22nd for our 3rd Annual Food Show at Talking Stick Resort’s Salt River Grand Ballroom. Sample new, existing & trending product, while taking full advantage of an open invitation to meet and negotiate face-to-face with our premier manufacturers, shippers & growers. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a magical event!

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ALL SEMINARS WILL BE 1 HOUR IN LENGTH & CONDUCTED IN QUAIL ROOM D

11AM SEASONAL MENU PLANNING (Presented by Rj Johnson of Peddler’s Son Produce): An effort to help you move towards developing menus that feature more locally produced foods. This conversation will explore the Valley’s seasonality; that window of time when a food is freshest, ripest, and most abundant. We will also discuss when the best times are to plan a seasonal menu, integrating recipes to our areas harvest calendar. Easy quick changes like identifying items on your current menu that can be simply switched over to local and finally how we can work as a team with local growers to ensure product availability, quality and price.

1PM LOCAL FOCUS (Presented by Kate Radosevic of Local First Arizona): Do you ever think about where your money goes once you’ve spent it? When you buy locally, your money circles back right into your community. The Buy Local movement is more than just a simple call to action. It is a plan for widespread economic development across Arizona.

3PM FARMER’S ROUND TABLE (Presented by Rj Johnson of Peddler’s Son Produce): “Eat local” may be a buzz phrase seen on countless bumper stickers, restaurant menus and websites, but in the last couple of years we have been taking it a step further to form relationships between our local farmers, restaurant owners and chefs, creating a “real” farm-to-table movement. In an effort to start new and strengthen existing relationships, we are going to hold a round table event where you can get to know and pick the brains of whom we consider to be the premier growers here in the Valley; Neal Brooks – Abby Lee Farms I Joseph Martinez – Arizona Microgreens I David Voss – Blue Sky Organic Farms I Janna Anderson – Pinnacle Farms.

Pre-Registration Is Now Closed. Please See The “Unregistered Check In” Desk At Time Of Arrival. See You Tuesday!