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Scalera, Lindsey

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Mar 6, 2019, 11:02:01 AM3/6/19
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Attn: West MI! 

Here is an opportunity to connect with institutions looking to purchase local food. Additionally, If you are connected with an institution (schools, early childhood center, university, healthcare, senior/long-term care, pantries) and you want to meet farmers and food producers in your area, please check out this event! 

It doesn’t matter the scale at which you are purchasing/selling, if you have an interest in farm to institution connections and you’re based in the region, this will be a great way to connect!  

It’s free to participate, but requires registration. 

See below for details!

Best wishes, 

Lindsey Scalera
Community Food Systems Collaboration Specialist
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
303 Natural Resources Building
scal...@msu.edu  - (note L is the last letter in the address)
 
Visit https://foodsystems.msu.edu to learn more!
 

From: Michigan Farm to Institution Network <in...@cultivatemichigan.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:04 AM
To: Scalera, Lindsey
Subject: Cultivate Michigan Marketplace in Bangor, MI
 
This networking event provides an opportunity for food suppliers and institutional food service buyers to connect around local food.
Cultivate Michigan Marketplace in Bangor, MI
This networking event provides an opportunity for local and regional food suppliers and institutional food service buyers to connect around local food.

Join fellow farm to institution leaders for a regional meet-the-buyers style event in Bangor, MI on March 26, 2019.
Who should participate?
  • Institutional Food Service Buyers interested in purchasing local food products from farmers and vendors in their region.
  • Food Suppliers interested in selling local foods to institutional food buyers in the region. Farmers, food hubs, processors and distributors of any scale are welcome. 
How the event works
It's a mix between speed-dating and a trade show! Cultivate Michigan Marketplace events are unique in that they focus on meeting the needs of institutional food service buyers. Each event is regional in scope and intended for institutional buyers and food suppliers of all scales. Buyers will be stationed at tables around the room, and suppliers will rotate to meet with buyers of their choice. Light refreshments will be provided along with plenty of time to mix and mingle!
 
This event is brought to you by the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and local hosts Mariel Borgman of MSU Extension, John Egelhaaf of the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, and Gaby Gerken of the People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo.

Funding for this event is provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
WHEN
4:00 - 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

WHERE
142 W Monroe St, Bangor, MI 49013

REGISTRATION
To participate in this event, please register by March 19This event free for both institutional buyers and food suppliers to attend, but space is limited and registration is required.
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About MFIN About Cultivate Michigan
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) is a space for learning, sharing and working together to get more local food to institutions. We aim to meet the Michigan Good Food Charter goal of 20% Michigan food to institutions by 2020.
In 2014, MFIN launched a local food purchasing campaign designed to help ramp up farm to institution programs and track progress.
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